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Enjoy the Cranes and Turtles Garden in a very quiet environment

Konchi-in Temple

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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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Although Konchi-in Temple is located near the famous and busy temple, Nanzen-ji, it is so quiet and peaceful! If you have chance to visit in the morning, you could get the Tsurukame no Niwa ( Crane stone and Turtle stone Garden) all to yourself. The premises of the temple is good sized for walking. Try to stop by here, highly recommended!
Tsurukame No Niwa
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 !
Benten-ike (Benten-pond)
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.
Must Do !
Hasso-seki (tea ceremony room)
Shoji, or Japanese sliding screen, has another name called 'Rainbow Window'. Color of shoji changes into blue, yellow, and checkered pattern reflected by the sun. Reservation is needed to enter here if you visit as a group.
Manner & Tips
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Do not walk into the Tsurukame-no-niwa.
Appearance Photo Konchi-in
Konchi-in Temple
Categories Temples & Shrines, Japanese Gardens
Phone +81 75-771-3511
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
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Open everyday
Fee Adults ¥400
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
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English brochures are available. Enjoy walking inside of the temple that is like a castle.
Information English
Languages spoken Simple English
Konchi-in Temple +81 75-771-3511 Adults ¥400 High school students ¥300 Elementary and junior high school students ¥200 *Group discounts are available for groups of 25 or more. 2/3

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