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  • Address: Komatsu-cho, Yamatooji-dori, Shijo sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-755616363
  • Ticket Price: 500 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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A temple of the Zen Sect (Rinzai tradition), the Kennin-ji Temple was founded by priest Yousai (who is also known for introducing the tradition of drinking tea in Japan) in the year 1202. The Kennin-ji Temple is one of the oldest Zen temples in Kyoto and boasts of a serene atmosphere and a picturesque Zen garden that sooths down the soul. While visiting the temple, do check out the two intricate dragons painted on the roof of the Hodo Hall.

Kennin-ji Travel Tips

  • It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
  • Don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering the premises.
  • It is recommended to wear conservative clothing.

Entrance Ticket Details For Kennin-ji

  • Adults: 500 yen
  • High and junior high school students: 300 yen

Kennin-ji Hours

  • March to October: Last entry 4:30 pm
  • November to February: Last entry 4:00 pm

How to Reach Kennin-ji

  • Gion Shijo Station bus stop

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  • Kennin-ji Address: Komatsu-cho, Yamatooji-dori, Shijo sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  • Kennin-ji Contact Number: +81-755616363
  • Kennin-ji Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Kennin-ji Price: 500 JPY
  • Best time to visit Kennin-ji(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kennin-ji: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 3% of people who visit Kyoto include Kennin-ji in their plan

  • 61.11% of people start their Kennin-ji visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kennin-ji

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kennin-ji

People normally club together Ninenzaka and Shimogamo Shrine while planning their visit to Kennin-ji.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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