Temple in Kyoto, Japan
Nanzen-JiCalso called ZuiryusanCis 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 KokushiCand 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 SyStemCits influence on Japanese culture Was indeed great.
Japan, 〒606-8435 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Nanzenji Fukuchichō, 南禅寺福地町
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).
8:40 to 17:00 (until 16:30 from December to February), admission ends 20 minutes before closing time.
¥300, ¥400, ¥500