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 Hours

  • 10:00 - 16:00


  • No closing days

Access / 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 / Location

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