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Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto
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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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  • i feel that nanjenji has the power to let you forget sadness,at least while you are walking around in this beautiful place. 
  • For autumn foliage at its peak a little past the environment was very crowded. To anyone still leaves. Observes the precincts of the Lake Biwa Canal and majestic Mikado suirokaku, Nanzenji Temple, also when you come here!.
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  • I stopped by with the knowledge of the only autumn. WH can see foliage from above, make it pay the admission fee is found later huge gate and it is. Suirokaku Canal was drawn towards the city from Lake Biwa Canal is likely, and dragon on the ceiling of the main hall there were past the peak foliage picture is stunning, Hata dragons are said to work imao Jing, artist prize. Awesome, just look at this it was worth coming.
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