Tenjyu-an, one of the towers at Nanzen-ji temple, was built in 1339 during the Muromachi period and later restored by the Hosokawa family as their own temple after being destroyed in the Onin Wars. The two gardens in different styles here are the highlights: the dry landscape garden “Enmokutei” and the stroll garden “Choushin-tei” with a central pond. Enmokutei is a garden that became famous through appearances on TV commercials, and the changing of the leaves here is breathtaking. We also recommend the illuminated tour during the evenings. Choushin-tei garden boasts of a scholastic beauty that may leave you speechless, especially during the seasons of fresh green and blue maple. In a special viewing of artworks conducted only a few times a year, you can see the masterpiece fusuma paintings of Tohaku Hasegawa, so don’t miss out if you’re in the area when it happens.
86-8, Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
9: 00 ~ 17: 00 (9: 00 ~ 16: 30 in winter season)
Adult / college student 500 yen, High school student 400 yen, Junior high and Elementary school student 300 yen
Take Kyoto city bus, get off at "Nanzen-ji / Eikando michi," about 5 minutes on foot, Municiple subway Tozai line "Keage" station, about 10 minutes on foot
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