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Just to note that this is not the temple itself, but the garden along side the Nanzenji Temple. A bit of research from the guide tells us this is behind an old aqueduct of the Lake Biwa Canal. The garden is meticuliously maintained, as many...More
Although I travel with my husband, some places deserve to be experienced alone. This is one of those places.
The network of temples, gardens and shrines in Nanzenin are breathtaking. I biked there from the house we were staying in, to meditate on my own....More
This is another little pocket temple gem, a quiet corner in the busy Nanzenji complex.
If you enjoy and appreciate Japanese garden design, then by all means stop in for a visit. The garden is a masterpiece of changing perspectives. Walk round the pond, up...More
Not often mentioned in tourist info, we discovered this little gem of a garden while visiting Nanzenji Temple. Located on the grounds of Nanzenji, tucked behind the aqueduct, the landscape and autumn colours of the garden is absolutely stunning. Take your time to circle the...More
This temple, a subordinate of the Nanzenji, contains the mausoleum of Emperor Kameyama, founder of Nanzenji. Tucked behind the 1890 aqueduct of the Lake Biwa Canal, the garden is classically beautiful and well maintained (in fact, I happened to be there early in the morning...More
We entered Nanzenin by mistake - thinking we were at Nanzenji. They are all on the same large complex. Nanzenin is a much smaller associate temple and garden ( 1 of 13) just past the red brick Western style aqueduct, which - for the Japanese...More