Kennin-ji is the oldest Zen temple in Japan, founded by the priest Eisai (1141-1215). It is worth visiting for the Imperial Messenger Gate (Chokusi-mon) and the adjoining little Zen garden.
Address:604 8571 Kyoto
Mar-Oct: 10am-4.30pm; rest of year: 10am-4pm (last admission 30min before closing) - closed 28-31 Dec
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