"Nanzen-ji" Nanzenji Temple Tip by bladedragon

Nanzenji Temple, Kyoto: 17 reviews and 36 photos

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  • Nanzen-ji - Kyoto
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Nanzen-ji had the title of "First Temple of The Land" and played a supervising role for Kyoto Gozan (Five Mountains).
It is at the top and in a class of its own.

Nanzenji is also a good starting or end point for a walk along the Path of Philosophy to/from Ginkakuji.

Admission fee is 500 (Nanzenji), 500 (Sanmon), 300 (Nanzenin).

Directions: Nanzenji can be reached by bus number 5 from Kyoto Station. Alternatively, take the subway Tozai Line to Keage Station (transfer from Karasuma Line at Karasuma Oike Station) from where the temple can be reached in a 10 minute walk.
Phone: 075-771-0365
Website: http://www.nanzen.net

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2009
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