Nanzen-ji Temple

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Name in Japanese: 南禅寺
Area: Kyoto
Address: [map]
Access: 0.5 km from Keage Station Tōzai Line (T9)
1.3 km from Higashiyama Station Tōzai Line (T10)

Originally built as a detached palace in 1264 by the Emperor Kameyama, it was later dedicated as a Zen temple in 1291.

It was destroyed by fire in 1393, 1447, and 1467. It was rebuilt in 1597 and expanded throughout the Edo period.