Kennin-ji397 Votes Currently Open
- 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
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
- 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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3% of people who visit Kyoto include Kennin-ji in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
61.11% of people start their Kennin-ji visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kennin-ji
50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kennin-ji