Nanzen-ji Temple


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Temple of scenic beauty with many sub-temples

In the Kamakura period (1185-1333), a Zen priest converted the imperial villa owned by retired emperor Kameyama to a Zen temple.  Their grand main gate commands a superb view especially in autumn when about 300 surrounding trees are all colored in red.  This scene is depicted in one of the famous Kabuki pieces.  The water canal made up of red bricks and red autumn leaves creates an impressive view.  The old train path on the incline surrounded by seasonal beauty bears a different expression in each season.


Name Nanzen-ji Temple
Address 16 Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075–771–0365
Hours 8:40-16:30 (Dec.-Feb.), until 17:00 (Mar.-Nov.) *Enter by 20 min. before the closing time.
Recommended Entry: Hojo Garden: 500 yen; San-mon Gate: 500 yen; Nanzen-in Temple: 300 yen
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013