Nanzen-ji Zen Temple Tenjuan南禅寺天授庵
A sub temple of the Nanzen-ji Zen Temple located in Sakyo Ward in Kyoto City. The temple was built by imperial charter from Emperor Kogon in 1339 as the private hermitage of Mukan Fumon, the priest who founded the Nanzen-ji Zen Temple. Visitors can enjoy two Japanese gardens—a strolling garden built around a central pond thick with trees, and a landscape garden composed of white sand and rhomboidal stones. The fall foliage is gorgeous and the view from the main temple nave is truly superb. The abbot’s chamber is decorated with a screen painting by the famed Hasegawa Tohaku which is a registered Important Cultural Property; unfortunately, however, it is not displayed to the general public.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nanzenjifukuchichou [map]
- [12/1-2/28] 8:40-16:30
※ Admission feeReception is 20 minutes the end of Worship times
- [Admission feeVisitation fee] Hojo garden] General 500 Yen, High School Students 400 Yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 300 Yen
[Sanmon] General 500 Yen, High School Students 400 Yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 300 Yen
[Southern School] General Education High School Students100yen
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
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Kyoto Main Areas
Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.