Nanzenji Temple

This Kyoto temple was once the headquarters for a sect of Zen Buddhism, but in 1291 the detached palace was converted into a temple. As I passed by the main hall, I couldn’t help notice the number of gardeners busily keeping the grounds immaculate.

Gardner in the grounds Nanzen-ji, Kyoto

Wandering by the Leaping Tiger Garden, I was surprised that for such an impressive site set against a lush mountain landscape this place didn’t feel crowded like so many other temples I’d visited.

Nanzen-ji, Kyoto

One thought on “Nanzenji Temple”

  1. I guess this temple wasn’t crowded when you were there because it’s off the radar of most tourists, and I certainly missed this place when I was in Kyoto. Such a beautiful temple!

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