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


Seifū, banri no aki

【 昨夜一声雁 清風万里秋 】
The call of migrating geese last night seemed to herald the arrival of autumn. On waking this morning, the vibrancy of autumn was shimmering across the land. Truly, a morning for attuning to the rhythm of nature in transition.


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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