Yet another overlooked gem in Southern Higashiyama, Entoku-in Temple is a delightful collection of priceless art treasures and a stunning karesansui (dry stone) garden.
Zuiganzan Enkouji Temple at Sakyo-Ku: beeboys / Shutterstock.com
A subtemple of Kodai-ji Temple, which sits just up the hill across Nene-no-Michi, Entoku-in Temple rewards the adventurous visitor with a tight warren of narrow corridors and exquisitely decorated reception and meditation halls, some of which look out on one of Kyoto’s finest gardens. For us, the cherry on the cake here are the fusuma-e (screen paintings) by artist Hasegawa Tohaku, which call to mind the colorful exuberance of any of Monet’s work.
530 Shimokawara-cho, Kodai-ji, Higashiyama-ku
9am-5:30pm, last entry 5:00pm
High and junior high school students: \200
Discount ticket for 3 places (Kodai-ji, Sho Museum, and Entoku-in Temple): \900
Non-smoking area: Yes
5min walk from Higashiyama Yasui Bus Stop, Kyoto City Bus 206 from Kyoto Station
Official Website (Japanese)
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Entoku-in Temple is located in Kyoto’s Southern Higashiyama district. See our complete list of things to do in Southern Higashiyama, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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