Nanchan Temple is located in Dongshan District, with convenient transportation but few tourists. It has the beauty of quiet in bustle. The three gates of Nanchan Temple are known as one of the most beautiful ones in Kyoto. Like many Zen monasteries, cherry trees are appreciated in spring and red leaves are brilliant in autumn. They are also known as hidden treasures because they have fewer tourists. There is a landscape in Nanchan Monastery that other monasteries did not have. It is a waterway pavilion built during the Meiji period. This Western-style masonry building introduced water from Lake Biwa into the urban area of Kyoto for hydroelectric power generation, which played a significant role in the prosperity of Kyoto. Although abandoned now, it is a popular scene for Japanese opera. In addition, around Nanchan Temple is the birthplace of famous soup tofu in Kyoto. You can try it when you have time.
The beauty of South Chan is worth twelve thousand. Japan's most famous bandit in the Warring States Period, Ishikawa Five Right Guard Gate, once boarded the three gates of Nanchan Temple. Facing the beautiful scenery of Kyoto in the distance, he not only issued a wail, but also a desperate scene. What spring night is worth thousands of dollars a moment, and now it is worth twelve thousand dollars. Shichuan Five Right Guards assassinated Feng Chen Xiuji unsuccessfully. They were cooked and criticized the Nine Nationalities. Become a generation of tragic figures. And the beauty of Nanchan Temple, because the insight of the Five Right Gate will always remain in Kyoto. Nanchan Temple is very close to the city centre. It is accessible by the East-West subway. When we get to Sanmen, we must spend money to climb up. 500 yen will be a worthwhile trip. Standing on the three doors, facing the beautiful scenery, you will be touched. European-style canal, Nanchan temple and abbot's room are all places to see. Especially the tea house in abbot's room can be experienced for 500 yen. There will be an elegant Japanese old woman serving you, a bowl of tea, facing a waterfall, meditating, time stops. The scriptures of the monks in the distance loomed, and everything slowed down in this ancient capital.
Cherry blossom season or red leaf season is better. Nanchan Temple is located in Dongshan, the base of Kyoto Zen Buddhism, and its position is higher than Kyoto Wushan. The terrain is open, and its three gates are known as the most beautiful in Kyoto. In addition, there is a Western-style brick and stone waterway pavilion built during the Meiji period in the deep of the Zen Temple. The three pavilions charged only go into the South Zen Temple, which is quiet and mysterious.
We live in Westin, Kyoto, and walk to Nanchan Temple within 15 minutes. Maybe it's more partial. There aren't many tourists and there are more Japanese among tourists. No tickets are allowed to enter the main entrance of Nanchan Temple. There is a small courtyard in it that needs tickets. But it's almost as good to go outside. At the end of November, the maple leaves all fall in July, July and August, and the ground area of deciduous leaves is very thick. I believe that if we go in mid-November, the maple leaves will be magnificent.
Nanchan Temple" is one of the famous temples in Kyoto. It is Dabenshan of Nanchan Temple School of Linji Sect. Its official name is "Ruilong Mountain Taiping Xingguo Nanchan Temple". It is still possible to overlook Kyoto from the towering three-door building. Because of its close relationship with Tokugawa Museum, Nanchan Temple has been rebuilt and flourished. The structure of the imperial palace can be seen from upstairs, which seems to imply some intention.
Early in the morning, from Kyoto Station to Shanke and then to East-West Metro Line to Cuba, through the bridge hole of the inclined railway, we went straight to Nanchan Temple. Just after eight o'clock, there were not many people, so we strolled through Sanmen and Waterway Pavilion and didn't buy tickets. Next to it, there was a Tianxuan Garden that wanted to buy tickets. Look at the red leaves, we didn't go there.
One of the famous places of maple appreciation in Kyoto is very close to Chanlin Temple, another maple resort. The monastery itself is free, but the abbot's courtyard and the Mountain Gate need to pay extra. The abbot's courtyard is very beautiful. There are corridors and dry mountains and rivers in it.
Today's dinner was booked well in advance, so the last stop before dinner was at the nearby Nanchan Temple. In the Red-leaf season, visitors to Nanchan Temple are a sea of people. We strolled a little, and when we took pictures, the lens could only be directed towards the sky as far as possible.
Stay at the Westin Hotel in Kyoto near Nanchan Temple, and walk there directly after check in. Seeing the three big characters of Mentou Nanchan Temple, I suddenly felt that I was in Wuxi Nanchan Temple. The temple is quite large, with the original drinking reservoir behind it. It was too late to go. There were no tickets.