Things to do
Enjoy the Cranes and Turtles Garden in a very quiet environment
Konchi-in Temple/ 金地院
Konchi-in comes into view as you walk about 5 minutes into beautiful scenery from Keage Station. It is included in the schools of Nanzen-ji Temple which is extremely popular for visitors. Do not miss the karesansui (dry landscape garden) which you will find a well-known and gorgeous garden, Tsurukame-no-niwa (Cranes and Turtles Garden). The tea ceremony room in Kochi-in is known to be one of the three major tea houses in Kyoto. Since not many people visit here, you may relax and spend your time...more slowly.
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Must See !
Tsurukame- no-niwa (Cranes and Turtles Garden)
At Tsurukame-no-niwa (Cranes and Turtles Garden), stone of cranes on the right side and stone of turtle on the left side face each other. A deciduous tree behind the turtle is more than 400 years old.
Must See !
Floating water lilies all over the large pond is very picturesque. Coming here during the autumn season may make you feel astonished of how beautiful the scenery is with leaves changing color. The view is just amazing!
Must Do !
It is an important cultural property with a drawing on the ceiling of a dragon. It is very powerful and a bit scary as it seems real and alive. Put your hands together and make a prayer inside the To-sho-gu.
Manner & Tips
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Do not walk into the Tsurukame-no-niwa.
|Categories||Temples & Shrines, Japanese Gardens|
|Address||86-12,Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8435|
|Directions||7-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Keage Stn
10-minute walk from city bus Nanzen-ji Temple Eikando Stop
|Hours||March - November 8:30am - 5pm
December - February 8:30am - 4:30pm
High school students ￥300
Elementary and junior high school students ￥200
*Group discounts are available for groups of 25 or more.
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
English brochures are available. Enjoy walking inside of the temple that is like a castle.
|Languages spoken||Simple English|