Nanzen-ji is head temple of the Rinzai Nanzen-ji sect in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. As “Above Gozan” in the Muromachi period, per the highest rank among the Zen of Japan, it flourished as the center of Gozan literature. In Kabuki “Sammongosannokiri”, Ishikawa Goemon is “Zekkeikana, Zekkeikana” dialogue say that watching the cherry blossoms in full bloom […]

Tenryū-ji is head temple of Rinzai Tenryū sect in Susukinobabacho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. Tenryū-ji has been a World Heritage Site as part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”. In the place where there was a Kameyama palace of Emperor Gosaga, 1339, because Ashikaga Takauji is mourn the Emperor Godaigo, it is a Zen temple […]

Shōkoku-ji is Zen temple in Sokokujimonzencho, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, is the famous temple of two of the Kyoto Gozan. Famous in Kyoto of attractions, the Temple of the Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji, is subtemple of Shōkoku-ji. 【Address】 701, Sokokujimonzencho, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 602-0898, Japan 【Established】 A.D.1382 【Founder】 Kujō Michiie 【Patriarch】 Musō Soseki 【Sect】 Rinzai Shōukoku-ji sect […]

Tōfuku-ji is head temple of Rinzai Tofukuji sect in Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. To take one by one from Nara of Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji was named “Tōfuku-ji”. Autumn leaves is a very famous, the view from the “Tsuten-kyo” You just be a superb view. Autumn leaves season, every year crowded with many tourists, at the […]

Kennin-ji is head temple of the Rinzai Kenninji sect in Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. In Kodai-ji and Hokan-ji (tower of Yasaka) of Kennin-ji branch temple, it was built with the support of the Kamakura shogunate second generation Shogun-MinamotoYoriie. Kennin-ji, the building at the time foundation suffered frequent fires, such as turbulence of Onin is not currently […]