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The Four Seasons at Enkouji Temple

About Enkouji Temple

Enkouji Temple is a Zen temple founded by the great lord Tokugawa Ieyasu. The temple is home to many cultural assets, including a garden renowned for its moss and autumn leaves, and temple treasures associated with famous cultural figures.

Seasonal Zen terms


Yanagi wa midori, hana wa kurenai

Willows trail fresh and green; flowers bloom in shades of red.
Each facet of an ordinary scene has its own unique expression, deserving of awareness, and appreciation.


13, Ichijojikotani-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-city, 606-8147, Japan

By bus: Get on No.5 bus. A seven-minute walk after getting off at Ichijojisagarimatsu Stop

By train: Take the Eizan Railway Eizan line. A seventeen-minute walk after getting off at Ichijouji Station.

A 25-car parking lot available.

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