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Nanzen-ji Temple
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Nanzen-ji Temple

Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Nanzen-JiCalso called ZuiryusanCis one of the best known Rinzai Zen temples in Japan. Emperor Kameyama loved this beautiful place so much that in 1264 he built his detached palace here. Later he became a student of the Zen Master Busshin Daimin KokushiCand he dedicated the palace as a Zen temple in 1291. A characteristic of the history of this temple is that its abbot was always chosen as the best Rinzai Zen Master in each period. As Nanzenji was above the Go-San SyStemCits influence on Japanese culture Was indeed great.

Address

Japan, 〒606-8435 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Nanzenji Fukuchichō, 南禅寺福地町

Transportation

Nanzenji is a 5-10 minute walk from the nearest subway station, Keage Station on the Tozai Line (about 20 minutes, 260 yen from Kyoto Station by subway via Karasuma-Oike Station), or a 5-10 minute walk from the nearest bus stop, Nanzenji-Eikando-michi bus stop (35 minutes, 230 yen from Kyoto Station by Kyoto City Bus number 5).

Phone Number

+81 75-771-0365

Website

http://www.nanzen.net/english/

Working Hours

8:40 to 17:00 (until 16:30 from December to February), admission ends 20 minutes before closing time.

Fee

¥300, ¥400, ¥500

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