Nanzenji Temple

Travel Information

Nanzenji Temple(南禅寺) was established in 1291 by imperial order. It is one of the most popular temples in Kyoto. Many buildings are registered as important cultural assets. There is The Canal Bridge at Nanzenji is also a popular spot in Kyoto.

Visitor's Info.
There are parking and a restroom.
Admission for the Hojo Garden: 600 Yen
Time: 8:40 to 17:00 (16:30 from Dec.1 to Feb. 28)

0. at Kyoto Station.
1. use a city bus to Nanzenji mae.
2. walk

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Detailed Travel Guide

Nanzenji Temple
This temple was founded in 1291 by the imperial order and is the headquarters of the Nanzenji school of the Rinzai Buddhism. "Chokushi-mon" and "Sanmon" are designated as Important Cultural Assets.

Pictures on Fusuma in this temple were drawn by artists of the Kano school in the 16th century, and designated as Important Cultural Assets. Hojo, lecture hall, buildings are designated as National Treasures and a front garden of them was laid out by, one of the most famous gardeners, Eshu Kobri.