Sightseeing in Kyoto

"Nanzen-ji" and "Suirokaku (Aqueduct)" famous in the TV show. Enjoy the beautiful artistic Autumn Leaves!

Nanzen-ji Tenju-an Autumn Leaves

Nanzen-ji Tenju-an Autumn Leaves
"Nanzen-ji" is bustling in the Autumn Leaves season. Built in 700 years ago and it is known as the most important temple of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism in Japan. "Nanzen-ji" is the popular sightseeing place same as "Ginkaku-ji", "Eikan-do", "Tetsugaku no michi(Philosopher's path)". And also a TV drama was filmed at the Suirokaku (Aqueduct) in Nanzen-ji.

But after all, what is the most popular thing in Nanzen-ji is Autumn Leaves.
Although you can enjoy the Autumn Leaves in every where in Nanzenji, "Nanzen-in" and "Tenju-an"' s night illumination is superb.

When you come to Nanzen-ji in fall, please enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves.
Now we show the Autumn Leaves and features of Nanzen-ji.

Table of contents for this article

1,Basic information and Useful information
2,Historical Buildings in Nanzen-ji
3,Photo of Nanzen-ji
4,Beautiful Autumn Leaves in Nanzen-ji
5,Access information
6,Recommended information around Nanzen-ji

1,Basic information and Useful information

Basic information

The gate of Nanzen-ji

Name: Nanzen-ji
Name in English: NANZEN-JI
Prefecture: Kyoto
Area: Kyoto city (Ginkaku-ji, Eikan-do, Tetsugaku no michi)
Address: 86 Fukuchi-cho, Nanzenji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 075‐771‐0365
Closed day: Dec 28 ~ Dec 31

・Dec 1 ~ Feb 28/8:40~16:30
・Mar 1 ~ Nov 30/8:40~17:00
※Last admission is 20 min before.


Free entrance to the precinct of the temple.
Visiting the buildings needs the admission fee.

・Hojo teien

Adult: ¥500
High school student: ¥400
Elementary and Jr.high school student: ¥300


Adult: ¥500
High school student: ¥400
Elementary and Jr.high school student: ¥300


Adult: ¥300
High school student: ¥250
Elementary and Jr.high school student: ¥150

Parking: 〇

※Less than 2 hours/¥1000 (after 2 hours ¥500 per hour)
※There is a meter parking nearby.
※Please mind that in the weekend and in fall, there will be a traffic jam around Nanzen-ji and parking will be full.

Official web site:http://www.nanzen.net/index.html

Useful information

The comment from EnjoyJapan! Edit dept:

One of the most important temple in Kyoto. There are many tourists throughout the year. Suirokaku(Aqueduct) and Autumn leaves are especially beautiful.

Less than 10 min walk from a station: ◯
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Accompanied with: friend/date/family/alone
Staff who can speak foreign language: Unknown
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Duration: about 1 hour~

2,Historical Buildings in Nanzen-ji

※Map is in preparation.

There are many buildings in the precinct of Nanzen-ji.

List of historical buildings

●Chokushi-mon ※Important cultural property
●San-mon ※Important cultural property
●Ho-jo ※National treasure

3,Photo of Naknzen-ji

We show some photos of Nanzen-ji's historical buildings, "Suirokaku (Aqueduct) canal" and also beautiful autumn leaves.

Nanzen-ji San-mon
San-mon is in the central of Nanzen-ji.

the view from San-mon
The view from San-mon

Suirokaku (Aqueduct) canal
TV drama was filmed at Suirokaku (Aqueduct) canal.

Suirokaku (Aqueduct) canal
TV drama was filmed at Suirokaku (Aqueduct) canal.

Suirokaku (Aqueduct) canal
Climb up a Suirokaku, you can find the canal.

Nanzen-ji in winter
In winter, sometimes Nanzen-ji is in snow.

4,Superb Autumn Leaven in Nanzen-ji

Nanzen-ji is the famous place for the autumn leaven in Kyoto. You can enjoy the autumn leaves of various colors. And though you need the ticket, "Nanzen-in" and "Tenju-an" have the most beautiful autumn leaves.

Autumn Leaves in Nanzen-ji

In fall, Nanzen-ji is bright with colorful autumn leaves. At fist, walk around and see the historical buildings and autumn leaves.

Autumn Leaves in Nanzzen-ji
Autumn Leaves around San-mon

Autumn Leaves in Suirokaku
Autumn Leaves in Suirokaku

Autumn Leaves in Nanzen-ji
Beautiful autumn leaves.

Excellent Autumn Leaves in "Tenju-an"

That beautiful red color is no exaggeration to say that it is art.
Please do not miss visiting "Tenju-an" when you come to Nanzen-ji.

Nanzen-ji Tenju-an

Red colored leaves make a good contrast with other colored leaves.

Autumn Leaves in Tenju-an

Autumn Leaves in Tenju-an

Autumn Leaves in Tenju-an

Autumn Leaves in Tenju-an

You can see the scene of the reflection of autumn leaves on the pond.

Autumn Leaves in Tenju-an garden

Autumn Leaves in Tenju-an garden

【Information of Tenju-an】


Adult: ¥400
High school student: ¥300
Elementary and Jr.high school student: ¥200

Tenju-an special visit for Autumn Leaves Night Illumination

Night Illumination in Tenju-an
Illuminated autumn leaves

Illuminated Autumn Leaves in night is especially beautiful. We highly recommend to see this superb scene which you can enjoy only in fall.

When: Nov 15〜End of Nov ※Schedule in 2016 has not been fixed

Adult: ¥400
High school student: ¥300
Elementary and Jr.high school student: ¥200

5,Access information

Address: 86 Fukuchi-cho, Nanzenji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

(by Train)
10 min walk from Kyoto subway "Keage" station
(by Bus)
3 min walk from Kyoto city bus#5 "Nanzen-ji Eikan-do michi" stop, take the bus at JR "Kyoto" station or Kintetsu "Kyoto" station
3 min walk from Kyoto city bus#5" Nanzen-ji Eikan-do michi" stop, take the bus at Keihan "Sanjo" station

6,Recommended information around Nanzen-ji


"Eikan-do" Famous for autumn leaves and beautiful night illumination

"Cherry blossom in spring, Autumn leaves in fall" Let's have a walk in the "Philosopher's Path"!

World heritage "Ginkaku-ji" represent Kyoto! Enjoy the beautiful garden and reflection of the image of Ginkaku-ji on the pond.

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