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Temples

Ken-ninji

Area

East




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Kennin-ji is mostly significant for being the first Zen temple of the Rinzai sect founded in 1202 by the monk Myoan Eisai after his return from studying zen Buddhism in China.


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Kennin-ji is mostly significant for being the first Zen temple of the Rinzai sect founded in 1202 by the monk Myoan Eisai after his return from studying zen Buddhism in China. Eisai is considered the founder of Zen Buddhism in Japan. Kenin-ji, unlike many other temples in the country, which have been rebuilt after they had been destroyed in fire and war, is still close to its original state when it was built in 1202. The Zen Master Dogen who was the founder of the Japanese Soto sect of Buddhism, also studied and trained at this temple.


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Temples

Ken-ninji

Area

East

Open

10:00am to
4:00pm

Admission

500 Yen
Highschool& Jr. HS & Elementary: 500 Yen

Address

584 komatsu-cho higashiyama-ku

Tel No.

+81-75-561-0190

URL

http://www.kenninji.jp/


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