Nanzen-in Temple

Local name南禅院
LocationSakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Nanzen-ji, or Zuiryusan Nanzen-ji, formerly Zenrin-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Emperor Kameyama established it in 1291 on the site of his previous detached palace. It is also the headquarters of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Zen. The precincts of Nanzen-ji are a nationally designated Historic Site and the Hōjō gardens a Place of Scenic Beauty.

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Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind Half-Day Tour from 63 USD


Adult: 500 JPY
Child: 300 JPY

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Phone +81 75 771 0365

Address Japan

Coordinates 35°0'37.143" N 135°47'38.106" E

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