Funda-in Temple

Funda-in Temple
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Page last updated: Mar, 26, 2019
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Peter von Gomm

One of the sub temples of Tofuku-ji Temple, Funda-in Temple includes a traditional Japanese garden created by famous painter and Zen priest Sesshu.
As one of the oldest gardens in Kyoto, the stone work features images of the crane and tortoise, and it is also known as Sesshu-ji Temple.
It was largely destroyed by two fires and many long years of wear, but in 1939 it was restored by landscape architect Mirei Shigemori without bringing in a single outside stone.
The “Cha kanpaku” round windows are said to have been loved by Ichijo Ekan, and they look upon the East Garden designed by Mirei. The scene of the garden is said to reflect the heart of the viewers.
Funda-in Temple also offers Sesshu-ji Temple “shuin” seals and a monument for Ichijo Uchitsune, and you can get a seal featuring the name of the Ichijo family palace Tokaden.

Information of Spot Detail


803 Honmachi 15-chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Importantcultural property ,Attractions,Temples/shrines

Business Hours

April to November: 9:00 to 17:00
December to March: 9:00 to 16:00

Regular Holiday



Adults: 300 yen, College students: 300 yen, High school students: 300 yen, Middle school students: 200 yen, Children: 200 yen, Younger than 6 years old: Free


10-minute walk from Keihan Tofuku-ji Station and JR Tofuku-ji Station

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