Local name建仁寺
LocationHigashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Kennin-ji is one of the head Zen temples and it consists of several buildings. They are situated in a beautiful garden with lots of trees and ponds. The temple was established in the 13th century but many of the buildings of which the temple complex consists were added later on.

Tags Place of WorshipBuddhistTemple
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Opening hours

Mar-Oct: 10 am - 5 pm
Nov-Feb: 10 am - 4:30 pm

(Last entry 30 min before the closing time)


Admission to the building:
General: 500 JPY
High School Students: 300 JPY
Elementary School Students and under: Free
Admission to the grounds is free.

More information and contact


Official website

Kyoto Tourist Website

Address Kyoto, Japan

Coordinates 35°0'1.567" N 135°46'25.096" E

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