Konpukuji Temple

This is a temple connected to Yosa Buson, one of the representative haiku poets of the Edo period. Highlights of the grounds include the monument, portrait and grave of the poet. Matsuo Basho is said to have stayed here, and there is indeed a thatched hut named Basho-an. This was restored by Yosa Buson, who idolized Basho. The garden’s satsuki azaleas in full bloom in early summer is a beautiful sight.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujisaikatachou 20 map map Map
12/30-31, 1/16-2/28, 8/5-31
[Admission fee to worship] Adults (university students) 500yen, junior high and high school students 300yen, Elementary school age students and under Free
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Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Yes (baby strollers will be kept at the reception)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • One of quiet temples around Shugaku-in Villa
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.01
    I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit Shugaku-in Villa. On the occasion, I visited some temples around the villa, and Konpuku-ji Temple was one of them.As other visitors have already...
  • Zen, haiku and Buson
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.11.24
    A must for lovers of haiku poetry. Slightly remote and off the beaten track makes this wonderful little temple perfect for people who want peace and beauty. Having read some less affirmative older...
  • Busons tomb
    3.0 Reviewed : 2016.11.29
    I visited this temple for Busons tomb. It is not as famous as Shisendo, but quiet and lovely temple. The pity is that the season of red leaves had been over.

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