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If you go to Ginkakuji Temple, I want to sightsee with you! Recommended Sightseeing Spots

If you go to Ginkakuji Temple, I want to sightsee with you! Recommended Sightseeing Spots

2021-07-14 Management office

Ginkakuji Temple in Higashiyama, Kyoto is a world heritage site and a world famous tourist attraction. And there are many sightseeing spots around Ginkakuji Temple. Please enjoy the unique scenery of Kyoto with its photogenic landscapes.
In this article, we will introduce some attractive tourist spots that are easy to stop by from Ginkakuji Temple.
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Nanzen Temple

Nanzenji Temple is another popular tourist attraction. Junsho's yudofu is popular, but of course it is not only about yudofu. Particularly recommended is this beautiful garden. It is called Hojo Teien, and it is a garden with a spectacular view. You can see all the different expressions of the four seasons, and if you go to Tenju-an, you will see an even more beautiful garden.
Visitors can pass through the Sanmon Gate, which is a national important cultural property, and climb to the top of the gate for a fee of 500 yen.

The waterway pavilion is an installation!

This aqueduct, built in 1888 on the branch line of the Lake Biwa Sosui, is an atmospheric space with red bricks that blend in with nature along with its texture.
The waterway pavilions that appear in various dramas and animations are considered to look good on Instagram and attract a lot of people. Aim for an empty moment and take a picture.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Nanzenji Temple
Address: 〒606-8435 86 Minamizenji Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone number: 075-771-0365
Hours of operation: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Budget: Each spot requires an admission fee.
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: You can see the beautiful garden, the Sanmon Gate, which is a national important cultural property, and the photogenic Suijikaku (waterway pavilion).
URL: https://nanzenji.or.jp/

Kekkami Incline

Located near Nanzenji Temple, this is the world's longest incline railroad trace with a total length of 582 meters. The straight railroad tracks are planted with trees along the tracks, which show their seasonal expressions.
Many people visit the area every day to take in the photogenic scenery.

In the cherry blossom season, the cherry trees are lined with

About 90 cherry trees are planted along the railroad tracks, making it a row of cherry blossom trees. It is also close to Nanzenji's Suijikaku, a sightseeing spot that many people visit together.
However, it is recommended to wear sneakers because the footing is bumpy as it is the remains of a railroad track. We encourage you to visit the Kekagami Incline, which has a nostalgic atmosphere.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Keage Incline
Address: 〒605-0044 339 Higashi-Koza-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Space and Facilities: This is a walking course where the remains of an incline railroad are still intact. The track is 582 meters long, making it the longest in the world.
URL: https://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/suido/page/0000007477.html

road of philosophy

Philosopher's Path, a 10-minute walk from Ginkakuji Temple, is another popular tourist spot.
It is a 2-kilometer path along the Biwako Sosui branch line, where a lot of nature remains. It was named "Philosophy Path" after the philosopher Kitaro Nishida, who used to walk this path every morning while pondering.

Seasonal flowers and grasses are in full bloom.

The road is lined with cherry blossom trees in spring, fresh greenery in summer, autumn leaves in fall, and snow in winter, creating a charming atmosphere.
It is recommended to take a leisurely stroll along the path, as there is always something new to discover any time you visit. Carp swim in the small river, and on summer nights, this is also a place where fireflies come out.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Philosophy Path (Tetsugaku no Michi)
Address: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8401, Japan
Space & Facilities: Nature abounds along the Path of Philosophy, where many philosophers have passed through. Cafes and souvenir shops line the path, making it a great place to stroll.

Zenrinji Temple (Yongkwan Hall)

Popular during the fall foliage season, Zenrin-ji Temple has much to offer outside of the fall foliage season as well.
This staircase, known as the Waryong-ryo, is an unusual technique in that the image is not distorted, but originally curved. It is not a spiral staircase, and the curved staircase is magnificent. There are many other sights to see such as the various halls where the corridor continues, the Mikaeri Amida Nyorai, the Gokuraku Bridge in the garden, and the Dabotou Pagoda, so please visit with us.

And don't forget the beautiful gardens!

In addition to the architecture, the stunning gardens are also a sight to behold. Be sure to take a stroll through the stunning moss-covered gardens.
There is a new Blue Bottle Coffee Kyoto Cafe just outside, and we recommend that you visit that one as well, as it has a Kyoto-specific appearance. Many famous stores have opened stores in Kyoto, and they are specially designed for Kyoto without spoiling the Kyoto appearance.

"Facility Information "
Name: Zenrinji Temple (Eikando)
Address: 48 Eikando-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8445, Japan
Phone number: 075-761-0007
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
I give the calculation:Adults 600yen/Junior high school students 400yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: Known as a mecca for autumnal foliage, Zenrinji Temple can be enjoyed even without autumnal foliage.
URL: http://www.eikando.or.jp/


Ohara Sanzenin Temple, a 15-minute bus ride from Ginkakuji Temple, is a Tendai sect temple with a photogenic garden.
There are many small Jizo statues in the garden of Warabe Jizo, some new, some old, each in a different pose. Some of them have moss growing on their heads and look like they have hair. There are many different faces of Jizo, so it is recommended to look for your favorite one.

Moss as far as the eye can see

The spacious garden is covered with moss, creating a magical atmosphere as if fairies might appear.
In June, hydrangeas are in full bloom, and there is a small waterfall, and the temple has many attractions such as historic buildings. It is a recommended sightseeing spot where you can take photogenic scenery no matter where you take pictures.

"Facility Information "
Facility Name: Sanzen-in Temple
Address: 〒601-1242 Kyoto-shi, Kyoto City, Sakyo-ku, Ohara Onyin-cho 540
Phone number: 075-744-2531
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Budget: Adults 700 yen / Junior and senior high school students 400 yen / Elementary school students 150 yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space & Facilities: Find your favorite Jizo in the garden with its excellent photogenic atmosphere.
URL: http://www.sanzenin.or.jp/

Rurikouin temple (in Kyoto)

The 12,000 tsubo site is covered with sukiya-style buildings and a Japanese garden, with greenery reflecting off the polished floors, creating a beautiful landscape.
Everyone should see this scenery at least once.
It is a popular tourist spot at any time of the year because of the seasonal changes it offers, but it is especially crowded during the fall foliage.

Photos are waiting for their turn.

This view is called in order to take pictures, so you will always get a good picture (30 seconds). After taking pictures, there is much more to see, including a tour of the sukiya-style buildings and a stroll through the stunning gardens. The glossy and carefully polished buildings are a must-see.
On the first floor, there is a tea room where you can relax and enjoy green tea, and you can also enjoy the garden from the ground floor.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Rurikoin
Address: 55 Higashiyama, Kamitakano, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 601-1255, Japan
Phone number: 075-781-4001
Hours: Special visit only in spring and summer 10:00-17:00
Budget: 2,000 yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: The 12,000 tsubo garden and the polished sukiya-style building floor reflect the fantastic atmosphere of the view.
URL: http://rurikoin.komyoji.com/

Shixian Hall

Shisendo, the site of Ishikawa Jozan's villa, is also designated as a national historic site.
He is also the inventor of the deer tamer, and the garden has a fantastic atmosphere where you can hear the sound of the tamer from the garden. During the azalea season, azaleas are in full bloom and you can feel the Japanese garden quality. There are many Jizo statues here as well, so look for them. It may be a little difficult to find them, but there are many of them.

Japanese Architecture and Japanese Garden Beauty

The scenery is overwhelmingly beautiful from the moment you enter the gate, and the deerstalkers are audible in your ears. Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana once came to visit and praised the white sand garden. The view across the porch from the rooms is especially beautiful, allowing visitors to experience the four seasons.
I would love to stay at a place like this.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Shisendo
Address: 27 Ichijyoji-monoguchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8154, Japan
Phone number: 075-781-2954
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
I give the calculation: adults 500 yen / college students 400 yen / elementary and middle school students 200 yen
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: The site of Ishikawa Jozan's villa, designated as a national historic site, offers a stunning garden and the beauty of Japanese architecture.
URL: https://kyoto-shisendo.net/

Okazaki Shrine

Okazaki Shrine has rabbits, so much so that it is called the Rabbit Shrine. This cute shrine has a rabbit as its guardian deity, as it was the habitat of the rabbit of the "Mere Old Man.
It is also popular as an Instagram-worthy spot, and many people come to take pictures of the cute rabbits.
Rabbits are also famous as the god of easy childbirth and fertility because they have many children.

Not komainu (guardian dogs), but komawabagi (guardian rabbits)!

There are also beckoning rabbits, not beckoning cats. There are rabbits everywhere, so please enjoy finding them.
The rabbit fortune has become the most popular at Okazaki Shrine. Please draw it and take a rabbit home with you. The ema (votive tablet) is of course a rabbit, and the red seal is also a rabbit. This shrine is a rabbit paradise, where rabbits are the gods. Please be sure to love them and let them be your friend and bring you luck.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Okazaki Jinja (Okazaki Shrine)
Address: 51 Okazaki Higashi Tenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8332, Japan
Phone number: 075-771-1963
Hours of operation: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: Surround yourself with rabbits at Okazaki Shrine, where rabbits are deities.
URL: https://okazakijinja.jp/


There are many tourist attractions near Ginkakuji Temple, and it is one of the most popular places to visit in Kyoto.
Please come back to Kyoto, where your heart will be healed, see many beautiful things, and make many memories.
There are many Kyoto-specific souvenirs and souvenir shops unique to Kyoto. Please take your time while sightseeing.

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