This museum is a 10-minute walk north of Nanzen-ji. Exhibits include scrolls, paintings, implements used in tea ceremonies and ceramics...
This is one of our favourite temples in Kyoto, with its expansive grounds and numerous subtemples. It began as a retirement villa for...
Another subtemple of Nanzen-ji, Tenju-an is located on the south side of San-mon, the main gate of Nanzen-ji. Constructed in 1337,...
Filling noodle and rice dishes are served at this pleasant shop with an English menu. Plain udon (thick white wheat noodles) are only...
Sakyō-ku, Nanzen-ji, Fukuchi-chō 86-30 · interesting places nearby
Just outside the precincts of Nanzen-ji, you’ll find Okutan, a restaurant sited within the luxurious garden of Chōshō-in. This is a popular place that has specialised in vegetarian temple food for hundreds of years. Try a course of yudōfu (bean curd cooked in an iron pot) together with vegetable side dishes (¥3150). But be warned: it can get crowded here in the cherry-blossom and autumn-foliage seasons.