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


Hana wa hankai wo miru

All things are constantly changing.
After completion, there is nothing left but decline and decay.
And yet, this new stage of imperfection and imbalance offers a different order of beauty,
Amid infinite possibilities that may culminate in another fleeting moment of perfection.


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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