Saishō-in (最勝院)

Saishō-in (最勝院)

Saisho-in (最勝院) is a sub-temple, or tatchu (塔頭) of Nanzen-ji. The temple may be a bit hard to find, but you can't miss it if you turn left after passing under the aqueduct. While not particularly interesting (at least compared to other sub-temples of Nanzen-ji), the access is free. The entrance path is also quite nice with its lozenge pavement leading to the front gate. Most trees here are maple so be sure to come in autumn!

Recommended for: Access:

Nearby: Nanzen-in 南禅院 (120m), Tenju-an 天授庵 (230m), Nanyō-in 南陽院 (340m), Eikan-dō 永観堂 (400m), Dainei-ken 大寧軒 (400m), Konchi-in 金地院 (420m), Seiryu-tei 清流亭 (480m), Kōun-ji 光雲寺 (710m), Murin-an 無鄰菴 (730m), Ōtoyo-jinja 大豊神社 (870m),...

External links: 京都風光, Satellite view, Map

Keywords: Japan, 日本, Japon, Kyoto, 京都, 左京区, Sakyo-ku, Nanzen-ji, 南禅寺, 瑞龍山南禅寺, temple, 寺院, 仏閣, 最勝院, Saisho-in, subtemple, 塔頭

Photos of Saishō-in:

Old bell rope over money box, Saisho-in temple
Path leading to Saisho-in temple
Path leading to Saisho-in temple
Main hall in autumn, Saisho-in temple
  • id: 423, 6 photos (4 extra photos can be found in the archive).