About Kenninji Temple
Kenninji Temple is the main temple of a Rinzai sect Kenninji school. The person who built this temple is Eisai Zen Master. The person who made its base is Yoriie Minamoto. It was opened in 1202 (Kennin 2 in Kamakura era) and its name was named after the name of an era at that time.
There is the famous Wind God Raijin Folding Screen displayed in the main hall. Although a digital duplicate is displayed now, the folding screen has great impact. If you could decorate such a thing in your home, you might feel like you become rich.
In addition, there are fusuma paintings having drawn each place and it was a place like art museums of “wa”.
Furthermore, there were dry garden and Japanese garden of moss and many worshippers were relaxing watching the garden.
We go forward Hatto in another annex after replacing to slippers. There is a beautiful golden Buddha statue in Hatto, and there is a big Saangyong figure having drawn in ink painting in the ceiling, which overwhelms its viewers.
Kenninji Temple has a great number of points to view and was the place where people for sightseeing enjoy too.
Kenninji Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
584, Komatsu-cho, Yamato-oji-dori Shijo Kudaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|Entrance fee||Adults 600 yen, Junior and senior high school students 300 yen, Elementary school students 200 yen *Free for children under elementary school age|
|Access||7 min. walk from Gion-Shijo Sta. on Keihan Railway.
10 minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.
From JR Kyoto Station: City Bus No. 206/100
5 min. walk from “Higashiyama Yasui” bus stop.
7 min. walk from ” Minamiza-mae” city bus stop.
10 minutes walk from “Gion” or “Kiyomizu-michi” city bus stop.
|Parking lot||Parking near the north gate (250 yen for 30 minutes)
※Free bicycle parking space available
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