TRAVEL

Nanzen-ji.

March 7, 2015

The last stop to our Kyoto episode.

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The Nanzen-ji grounds comprises of a few sub-temples, all requiring separate admission tickets. We first entered the Hojo garden, and later moved on to the Nanzenin temple. We didn’t manage to cover the other sub-temples as we arrived late afternoon and it was near to closing time. The gardens weren’t a majestic display like we expected, probably because we were there in a snow-less winter. Imagine the wonders a blanket of snow would do to the outcome of the pictures!

The brick canal is probably my favourite structure in Nanzen-ji. I was loving the whole architecture of it and upon climbing up for a better view, discovered that it is actually a waterway constructed to carry water and goods between Kyoto and Lake Biwa in those days. Totally wouldn’t have expected that when being viewed from below.

Oh and what do you guys think of this edit? I normally favour a whiter edit cause its cleaner but decided to change things up a bit. Hope you like!

Location:
Nanzen-ji
86 Nanzen-ji, Fukuchi-cho
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8435
Open 7 days; 8.45am-5pm (more accurate timings on website)
Admission: Hojo garden – 500 yen; San-mon gate – 500 yen; Nanzenin – 300 yen; Konchi-in temple – 400 yen; Tenjuan temple – 400 yen

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