Kegon-tei Garden and Ryugin-tei Garden

Nanzen-ji Temple Kegon-tei Garden and Ryugin-tei Garden

Location: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Status: open to the public
Landscaped: in 1984

 

Nanzen-ji Temple website

Nanzen-ji Temple Kegon-tei Garden and Ryugin-tei Garden (Created by Ueyakato Landscape Co., Ltd., 1984)

When constructing “Ryoen-kaku”, a sub-temple called “Kiun-in” was relocated with its teahouse “Fushikian” and an additional building called “Kishuntei” was newly constructed.  So, in the northeast of Nanzen-ji, buildings including “Kegon-tei” and “Ryogin-tei” were newly completed.  The “Nanzenji-gaki (a bamboo fence used in Nanzen-ji)” was also relocated from the east side of the “Rokudo-tei” garden to the present location in the east of “Kegon-tei”.
 

The “Ryogin-tei” garden, lying in the east of “Ryoen-kaku” has a gigantic Kurama-ishi stone, which had been sitting in the west of Sanmon and was brought into the garden using a large crane in order to make it the main stone of the garden, and Totsukawa-ishi stones were arranged by the pond named “Kanryu-ike”.

Nanzen-ji gardens