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Nanzen-ji Temple

86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-0365
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This Zen Buddhist temple was converted from a former residence of Emperor Kameyama upon his death. The beautiful grounds include several buildings, hiking trails and a classic Zen garden.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Briefly walked through the temples and gardens, another nice peaceful place. Worth walking to the south up the hill to the top of the incline also! Ensure you check out the ancient aqueduct!

Thank chch2010
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The last place i visited in Kyoto and the one i loved the most, starting with the watch tower, magnificent building and from the top of it you can see the essence of Kyoto. After that we walked the grounds, a centipede passed over my...More

Thank André D
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I have visited a lot of temples in Kyoto, but would say this was my favourite as the gardens were huge and great to wander around it and enjoy the peace they offer. I didn't go into the main temple (as I have been to...More

Thank LukeytaO
Reviewed 22 September 2015

we did not go inside of the temple, but gardens are amazing, especially with explanation of our tour guide

Thank Masha K
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We skipped the temple - kids were getting templed out but the garden was worth a visit. Small but very pretty. Again, we'll run with a loop path so lots of opportunities for photos. Went up the back to the waterfall that we had read...More

Thank Georgina G
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Amazing temple built in 1281 and kept in perfect condition. Climb the steep steps to the top for a great view of the surrounding area. This was my favorite temple during my entire vacation.

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a quieter temple than most in Kyoto but it is just as nice and there are many things around it to see. There is a must see waterfall that is a little bit of a hike to get to but well worth it....More

Thank RedSox1967
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

End of summer was all green... Pretty, but I guess it will be stunning in the fall. The roof tops are pretty from the second floor viewing area and the aqueduct is nice.

1  Thank 4EPTEHOK
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice peaceful grounds. A small but beautiful Hojo garden. There is also a small path behind the aqueduct that goes into the mountains.

Thank amg14
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Part of your vacation should be peaceful. This place was that for me. After Tokyo, this is totally relaxing. I enjoyed the gardens the most, even in light rain.

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Mahmood A
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Another than rain you wil Be fine
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David A
19 April 2015|
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