A small gem of a temple well to the north of the “beaten path,” Manshu-in rewards the visitor with a fine garden, brilliant architecture and superb decorations.
Manshu-in © MShades
Perfect for visitors exploring Kyoto by bicycle, Manshu-in Temple is a rarely visited masterpiece of a temple that is well worth the effort to get there. The garden is a wonderful karesansu (dry gravel “Zen”) garden and the fusuma-e (sliding door paintings) were done by the master Kano Eitoku. Manshu-in Temple is easily paired with a visit to nearby Shisen-do Temple.
42 Takenouchi-cho, Ichijo-ji, Sakyo-ku
High school students: \500
Junior high and elementary school students: \300
Non-smoking area: Yes
20min walk from Shugakuin Station, Eizan line
Official Website (Japanese)
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