Nanzen-ji, a Zen complex since the 13C, stands in wooded grounds and is comprised of several secondary temples. The most spectacular, Hojo seiryo-den, has been designated a National Treasure on account of the paintings that adorn the fusuma (sliding screens). The huge main gate, San-mon sports a beautifully painted ceiling by artists of the Kano school. To the southwest of the gate, Konchi-in pavilion boasts a landscaped garden by Kobori Enshu.
Address:604 8571 Kyoto
Mar-Nov: 8.30am-5pm; Dec-Feb: 8.30am-4.30pm (last admission 20min before closing) - closed 28-31 Dec
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