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Entsu-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Entsu-ji Temple


Entsu-ji Temple was originally a palace of the Emperor Go-Mizunoo. It was transformed into the temple in 1678.
The temple is famous for its Shakkei (Borrowed scenery) Garden. "Shakkei" is a technique of garden design which incorporates background landscape into the composition of a garden. The Entsu-ji's Karesansui (dry landscape) garden constructed in the 17th century utilizes the distant view of Mt. Hiei-zan for its backdrop.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 10:00 - 16:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 40 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #4 bus. Get off at Midorogaike Bus stop, then walk 15 minutes.
  • 25 minutes walk from Kokusai-Kaikan Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K01)
  • 45 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #45 bus. Get off at Entsuji-michi Bus stop, then walk 10 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 389, Iwakura Hataedacho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-0015


Marco Scifoni @MarkShifu - 2017-01-10
#buddhist carvings on the way to the entsu temple in #matsushima #miyagi #japan in this complex… https://t.co/JYELKbemjI
Wander Wonder Japan @w_w_japan - 2016-11-16
Akihasan-Entsu-ji temple is close to Atsuta-jingu shrine. You can see some majestic statues at this temple.… https://t.co/3Y2YxQ5V9y
インバウンド対策コンサル三宮優子 @inbound_yskobe - 2016-11-12
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Entsu-ji temple Autumn Festival https://t.co/S60TWuS0qL
木下吉秀 @morisan_aniki - 2016-08-22
Kyoto. Mt.Hiei-zan.
The Entsu-ji Temple Garden is particularly well known for the beautiful, borrowed landscape. https://t.co/UWMFrkQK1H
Candice Eisner @nyxie - 2016-03-09
A quick preview of Entsu-ji temple in Kurashiki. Where zen poet and Master Ryokan trained. More… https://t.co/02yL1Mlprm
Stunning Japan Views @StunningJapan - 2016-02-23
Entsu-in temple. Famous for Zen-style garden. #temple #zen #garden #nature #Miyagi #Japan https://t.co/M3y7FJ3GX6


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