Kennin-ji Temple, Kyoto
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Learn about the Zen branch of Japanese Buddhism at Kennin-ji Temple, which covers the religion's principles and history. Revered as one of the five most important Zen temples of Kyoto, the temple was founded in 1202 by the monk Yousai, whose remains lie buried on the grounds. Having survived many fires and restorations through the centuries, the current complex includes an abbot's quarters, dharma hall, tea house, and imperial messenger gate. Upon entry, notice the ceiling painting of two dragons, which commemorates the complex's 800th anniversary. Examine many remarkable artworks decorating the temple walls, and later head out to the choutei (the garden of the sound of the tide) to find some peace of mind. Using our international travel planner, Kyoto attractions like Kennin-ji Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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É um dos templos Zen Budista mais antigo de Quioto. o lugar é lindo e calmo. Os jardins são maravilhosos. Dentro do templo tem lindas pinturas, uma verdadeira obra de arte. imperdível Quioto é o lugar... read more »Is one of the oldest Zen Buddhist temples of Kyoto. the place is beautiful and peaceful. The gardens are wonderful. Inside the temple has beautiful paintings, a true work of art. unmissable Kyoto is the place where I go to Japan, I'm going to try to meet as many temples as possible.show original
Kennin-ji Temple does not attract so many tourists but it is well-worth visiting as it is the first major Zen temple in Japan, dating back to the 13th century. Even if you do not go inside the main bu... read more »
龍の絵で有名な大きなお寺です。花見小路を奥に歩いた所にあります。常に観光客で混雑しています。龍の迫力がとてもすごいです。It is a famous Dragon painting in big temple. Walked in the back street. Always crowded with tourists. Dragon power is very great.show original
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