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Konpukuji Temple (金福寺)

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.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujisaikatachou 20 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757911666
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Konpukuji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/01 One of quiet temples around Shugaku-in Villa
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...
Reviewed:2017/11/24 Zen, haiku and Buson
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...
Reviewed:2016/11/29 Busons tomb
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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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujisaikatachou 20 [map]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0757911666
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
12/30-31, 1/16-2/28, 8/5-31
Fees
[Adults]400yen
[Junior high and high school student]200yen
[Up to Elementary school student]Free
Parking Lot
Available 2spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (the garden has steps and stairs)
Infant friendly
Yes (beavers can be kept at the reception)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          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.