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Nanzenji Suirokaku

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This is a very impressive aqueduct on the grounds of Nanzenji temple. It wasn't crowded at all! I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California

This temple complex is vast. The aqueduct itself is so out of place within Japanese temples, but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Warner L
Pasadena, California
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Nanzenjifukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very impressive aqueduct on the grounds of Nanzenji temple. It wasn't crowded at all! I recommend standing at one end of the aqueduct and taking a photo looking through all the arches... beautiful architecture!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple complex is vast. The aqueduct itself is so out of place within Japanese temples, but there it is. There is much to be seen and a good end to a lot of walking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This place is a hidden gem and a nice refresh from all the similar-like temple grounds in Kyoto. The biggest surprise is the towering Roman-inspired aqueduct in the middle of the temple grounds and you can see free of charge. It's quiet and peaceful here...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Brandon_CAN
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This aquaduct is over one hundred years old, made of brick, and worth making your way to see if you are visiting Nanzenji Temple. When I was there, some people were using the arches in the supports for a portrait photoshoot. You can walk up...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank vonifide
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This beautiful and historic temple can be reached from the nearest subway station, Keage Station on the Tozai Line (about 5 minutes walk) or alternatively you can take a bus from Kyoto Station. On the right side of the temple, you can see a a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Andreas H
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Exactly what I say in the title. Visit along with Nanzenji and Keage Incline. Interesting place. Not too crowded in the morning. If you head up the slope behind the aqueduct on the right you can follow the aqueduct to Keage Incline and Keage subway...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wzhkevin
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

You don’t often see such pieces or architectural beauty around. It is still working and this aqueduct is a stunning sight. Great for picture taking and the area where it is located is stunning and natural. Absolute stunning to witness.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dutchtraveller007
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The ancient aqueduct structure cuts through the east side of the temple still active to these days, brings water and electricity to Kyoto from Lake Biwa. Little Boy is amazed by the sacred stones that sit on the ground of growing mosses and matsu trees....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KahFui
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We have visited Nanzenji Temple by early April and strolled around the aqueduct as well. The aqueduct was still active and nearly all the tourists come to take photos for memory too. Recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Being in the water business was great to see an aqueduct still working in Kyoto. The garden located up the stairs behind the structure was wonderful and well worth the extra yen to enter!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Chermark
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