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    Nanzenji was a 13th-century palace which contains 12 temples and monasteries.

    The impressive main entrance was constructed in 1628. There is a notorious local story where a robber known as Goemon lshikawa was boiled alive at this site in an huge iron cauldron.  In order to save his son he held him aloft to keep him from suffering the same fate.

    Since then, old-fashioned Japanese iron bathtubs have been gruesomely known as “goemon-buro."

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    The view from atop the 30-m (98-ft) gate provides a fine overall view of the temple grounds and sacred Mt. Hiei to the north.

    The temple's truly unique feature is the large red-brick aqueduct behind the main buildings, which still carries water from Lake Biwa and is a popular strolling route for local residents.
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      • Ponto-chō
        2.10 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
        Ponto-chō (先斗町) is a Hanamachi district in Kyoto, Japan, known for geisha and home to many geisha houses and traditional tea houses. Like Gion, Pontochō is famous for the preservation of forms of traditional architecture and entertainment.
      • Nishiki Market
        2.61 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
        Nishiki Market (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba) (literally "brocade market") is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijō Street (四条通, Shijō-dōri) and west of Teramachi Street (寺町通, Teramachi-dōri). Rich with history and tradition, the market is renowned as the place to obtain many of Kyoto's famous foods and goods.
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        4.29 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
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      • Iwashimizu Hachimangū
        16.95 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
        Iwashimizu Hachimangū (石清水八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Yawata in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
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        26.91 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
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      • Expoland
        32.87 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
        Expoland, located in Suita, Osaka, Japan, was opened as the amusement zone at the International Exposition in 1970 (Expo '70) and thrived for over 30 years as an amusement park. There were more than 40 rides and attractions, 19 restaurants and shops. On May 5, 2007, a 19-year-old university student from Higashiomi, Shiga was killed and nineteen other guests were injured when the Fujin Raijin II derailed at Expoland. Initial reports said that forty people were injured, with thirty-one being taken...
      • Minakuchi Castle
        34.09 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
        Minakuchi Castle (水口城, Minakuchi-jō), also known as Hekisui Castle, is a hirashiro (castle on a plain) located in Kōka, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
      • Himuro Shrine
        36.58 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
        Himuro Shrine (氷室神社, Himuro Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 710. Kami enshrined here include Emperor Nintoku and Nukata no Onakatsuhiko no Mikoto (額田大仲彦命). The shrine's main festival is held annually on October 1.
      • Nara Hotel
        37.03 Km from Nanzen-ji Temple
        Nara Hotel (奈良ホテル) is a five star hotel in Nara, Japan. The hotel is located on the hillside overlooking Nara Park. Opened on October 17, 1909, it is one of the most historic hotels in Japan. It is partially owned by the West Japan Railway Company. In 2009 the first centennial anniversay of the hotel was celebrated.

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      • Zenrinji(Eikan-do)

        The Etkan do is an exquisite temple set against the hillside. Its beautiful Amida Buddha statue is, unusually turning to look back over its shoulder.

        Its strange posture commemorates a legendary statue that came to life and then berated Eikan, the astonished monk looking on for pausing from his ritual chanting.

        Every autumn you can see special night illuminations of the flaming red and orange of the maple trees, highlighted by spotlight.

        The effect can only be described as sublime and exceptional. 

        Zenrinji(Eikan-do) Japan, 〒606-8445 京都府京都市左京区永観堂町48
      • National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

        National Museum of Modern Art is, despite its name, mainly devoted to 19th- and 20th-century ceramics.

        National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Japan, 〒606-8344 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Okazaki Enshōjichō, 26−1
      • Heian Shrine
        A huge arch (torii) spanning the main road marks the approach to the Heian Shrine. This popular shrine features a strongly Chinese-influenced design and an extensive landscaped garden considered one of Kyoto's finest, with numerous cherry trees and a large pond with an elegant pagoda linked to the shore by a covered bridge.
        Heian Shrine Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8341, Japan
      • Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts
        The Museum of Traditional Industry presents a diverse collection of textiles, porcelain, fan, dolls, lacquerware, cutlery, and cabinetwork, with occasional live demonstrations by craftsmen.
        Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Japan, 〒606-8343 京都府京都市左京区Sakyō-ku, Okazaki Seishōjichō, 岡崎成勝寺町9−1 京都市勧業館 みやこめっせ B1F
      • Chion-in
        The massive Chioninji is home to the Jodo ("Pure Land") Buddhist sect, which in the 12th century spread the appeal of Buddhism to the uneducated classes.

        Looming to an imposing height of 24 m (79 ft), its entrance gate is thought to be the largest structure of its kind in the world. The ringing of Chioninji's bell. Japan's largest and best known, is televised nationally when resident monks usher in the New Year.
        Chion-in 400 Rinkachō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-8686, Japan
      • Maruyama Park

        Maruyama Park is located in the north-eastern part of Gion, and is a popular recreation area. It is nearby 2 visit-worthy temples; the Chion-in and the Heian Shrine.

        In the vicinity are two museums that reflect Kyoto's extensive history as a magnet for Japan's finest craftsmen; the Museum of Traditional Industry and then National Museum of Modern Art.

        Maruyama Park Maruyamacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0071, Japan
      • Gionmachi Kitagawa

        Higashiyama's Gion district is Kyoto's main historical center of traditional theater, arts, and (now) antiques. It is also known as the last training center for geishas. 

        This is the place to wander and soak up the sights and sounds of Kyoto's lone quarter still dedicated to traditional arts and entertainment. Your curiosity and patience will inevitably reward you with a glimpse of a genuine geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha), the copious layers of her opulent—and unimaginably heavy—silk kimono rustling as she hurries to an appointment or a training session.

        Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0073, Japan
      • 哲学の道
        Philosopher's Path is found at the northern edge of Higashiyama and is one of Japan's most famous and delightful short walks; stretching along a canal running between two major temples—Nanzenji and Ginkakuji.
        哲学の道 Jodoji Ishibashicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8406, Japan
      • Ginkakujicho

        Ginkakuji, the know as the famous "Silver Pavilion". It was original conceived to have a silver-leaf covering, but it never received it.  

        The place was constructed in the fifteenth century by Yoshimasa Ashikaga (an aesthete-mystic shogun) whose use for it was to host esoteric tea ceremonies where the highlight of the event was moon-watching from the elegant gardens.

        If you see something that looks like Mt Fuji - it is actually a pile of white gravel that was left over from the construction - still it is a fun, possibly apocryphal story!

        Ginkakujicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8402, Japan
      • Kiyomizu-dera
        Kiyomizu temple is one of Kyoto's oldest, is so popular that on Sundays it offers all the serenity of rush hour at Kyoto's garish new station. But don't let that put you off.

        Founded in 788 just before the city entered its golden age as the imperial capital its numerous buildings nestle lovingly against steep Mt. Higashiyama in a dramatic cascade of thatched and tiled roofs. However, most of what we see today is actually a 17th-century reconstruction of the original 8th-century structure.

        With its numerous buildings set within extensive grounds Kiyomizu’s main attraction is the hondo (main hall). This elevated structure’s projecting wooden terrace is supported by a vast arrangement of 139 massive interlocking beams.

        Across on the mountainside is another terrace on which imperial courtiers and dignitaries would sit, while enjoying dance performance and music recitals on the hondo’s broad terrace.
        Kiyomizu-dera 294 Kiyomizu 1-chōme, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0862, Japan

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan -0.2 177.8 31.6 70
      Feb 0.1 170.7 32.2 67.2
      Mar 3.1 165.3 37.6 65.1
      Apr 9 160.4 48.2 63.1
      May 13.8 145.1 56.8 57.1
      Jun 18.1 217 64.6 85.4
      Jul 23 183.8 73.4 72.4
      Aug 23.7 170.1 74.7 67
      Sep 19.9 248 67.8 97.6
      Oct 13.6 179.6 56.5 70.7
      Nov 7.9 137 46.2 53.9
      Dec 2.9 156.9 37.2 61.8

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        • Impressive structure. They want 500 yen to climb up to the second floor which we felt was a bit expensive for what you were getting so we didnt go up. Worth a look if you are in the area.
        • A wonderful place to stroll around. Have to pay to see into some of the temples or climb the gate. It is not as crowded as some of the other temples in Kyoto and it has a beautiful garden. Highly recommended.
        • This is another must see temple in Kyoto. You can start your philosopher's path adventure here and easily walk to Ginkakuji after or vice versa. When the fall leaves get going it is one the best times to visit and the large aqueduct is a great place to talk some touristy photos. You can climb to the top of the large gate and get to see a nice view of the city and surrounding mountains. Many people go and see Ginkakuji and miss out on getting to see this temple. Don't be that person and take a short walk. You won't be disappointed
        • Great place to go for a walk or to take pictures! There are some special japanese gardens and temple viewings where you need to pay an entrance fee of 500 yen, but most of the temple area is free. Usually there are many tourists.
        • So far, this is the only temple in Kyoto that I find truly exemplifies what a temple should be like, tranquil, serene, peaceful and old. It's not flashy and not commercialized. The architecture is absolutely what you would imagine a traditional buddhist temple should be like. Beautiful scenery, nice, quiet, and awesome buildings with architecture that can withstand thousands of years. My favorite temple in Kyoto if not the entire Japan.

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