Nanzenin   南禅院

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Garden Nanzenin temple.

A temple on a human scale

Small and lost amongst a dozen similar temples, the large Nanzenji Temple only stands out thanks to its garden.

Off the beaten track, its pond and its pretty paths give free rein to all kinds of creativity. Artists grab your pencils!

Especially nice in summer, look for it behind the large red-brick aqueduct of the sacred complex. An setting that is reminiscent of the fantasy world of the master of Japanese animation, Hayao Miyazaki.

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