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Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
(4.4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Tucked up against lush hills, Nanzen-ji Temple remains one of the nation's most important Zen Buddhist places of worship. As you enter through the massive 17th-century main gate into the forested grounds, remember to take moment to enjoy the view over the surrounding city. You'll then walk across a complex originally built in the late 13th century, dotted with smaller shrines from the following four centuries. Explore the many ponds and gardens to discover other points of interest, including historic teahouses, sub-temples with sliding wooden doors, and a few peaceful rock gardens. Put Nanzen-ji Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kyoto travel itinerary maker.
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  • Leaves could be seen, and I went, but at the beginning of the 11 was still early. I think mid-from the late good. You might explore the Channel Islands also.
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  • In the morning we went. So there is early in the autumn, the leaves just a little bit. Suirokaku come out better in a TV drama in the brick, great photo spots. Still flows through the water. I think it can be seen slowly quietly early time because the coach had walked.
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  • Prepare your wallet! Everything is paid or almost. But it is really worth to come here. This was my first temple visited in 2013 and I did another round in 2016.
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