Kennin-ji Temple


Details


Address
584 Komatsu-cho, Yamato Odori 4-jo Kudaru 4-chome
Phone
+81-75-561-0190
Website
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Open Hours
1-12: Mon-Sun: - 10:00-16:30

About this sight

Kennin-ji Temple is Kyoto's oldest Zen temple. Open to the public, it is nearby to the Gion district and is considered one of the so-called "five most important Zen temples of Kyoto". The monk credited with introducing Zen to Japan served as Kennin-ji's founding abbot and is buried on the temple grounds.