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Kennin-ji Temple

This is the oldest Zen temple in the city and is the headquarters of the Kenninji sub-sect of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. Their panel painting, 'Fu-jin Rai-jin zu' (Wind & Thunder Gods), is worth seeing. They offer 'zazen' (Zen meditation) practice and a lecture in the morning of the 2nd Sunday of the month (except in August).

Address :
584 Komatsu-cho 4-chome, Yamato-oji Shijo-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
Open :
Closed :
From December 28th to 31st
Access :
City Bus to "Shijo-Keihan-mae" or "Higashiyama-yasui".
Fee(Grounds) :
Fee(Main building) :
General: 500 yen
Elementary School Students and under: Free

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