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  • Address: Nanzenji-Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Japan
  • Timings: 08:45 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-757710365
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Nanzenji Temple is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan. It is located at the base of Kyoto's Higashiyama Mountain. It is the head temple of one of the schools within the Rinzai sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Emperor Kameyama established it in 1291 on the site of his palace. Spread across a large area, the temple premises also includes multiple sub temples. One of the things to see in the temple premises is the Sanmon (Triple Gate). The grand wooden structure was built in 1628 by Todo Takatora. You get to see Kyoto spread out below from the top floor of the gate. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kyoto itinerary 7 days.

Nanzen-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 Nanzen-ji

  • Nanzen ji's central temple grounds are open to the public free of charge, but separate fees apply for entering temple buildings and sub temples.

Nanzen-ji Hours

  • Last entry at 4.30 pm.

How to Reach Nanzen-ji

  • Keage subway Station
  • Nanzenji-Eikando-michi bus stop

  • Eateries are present within the temple premises.

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  • Nanzen-ji Address: Nanzenji-Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Japan
  • Nanzen-ji Contact Number: +81-757710365
  • Nanzen-ji Timing: 08:45 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Nanzen-ji(preferred time): 08:45 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nanzen-ji: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 36.52% of people who visit Kyoto include Nanzen-ji in their plan

  • 53.72% of people start their Nanzen-ji visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nanzen-ji

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

92.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nanzen-ji

People normally club together Kiyomizu-dera and Philosophers Walk while planning their visit to Nanzen-ji.

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

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