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Ganfune Temple

Yamadera [Iwafune Temple] in Kizugawa City, where many important cultural properties remain

Gansen-ji Temple is said to have been founded in 729 (Tenpyo 1) by order of Emperor Shomu. Although it stands quietly in the mountains, it boasts many important cultural properties, including the principal image of the seated Amida Nyorai statue and the mounted elephant statue of Fugen Bosatsu from the Heian period, the thirteen-storied stone pagoda and five-ring stone pagoda from the Kamakura period, and the three-storied pagoda from the Muromachi period. The principal image in particular is known as a Buddha statue representative of the 10th century.

In addition, because it is located in a place rich in nature surrounded by mountains on all sides, beautiful scenery can be seen throughout the year with plum blossoms, camellias, cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, water lilies, crape myrtle, and autumn leaves, and it is also known as the ``Flower Temple.'' It is.

Ganfune Temple

Ganfune Temple

  • Cancer Senji
  • 43 Iwafune Uenomon, Kamo-cho, Kizugawa-shi, Kyoto
  • Just a short walk from the bus stop “Gafuneji”
    About 20 minutes by car from "Keinawa Expressway Kizu IC"
  • Tel.0774-76-3390
  • No parking lot (Coin P available nearby)
  • https://gansenji.or.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours: March-November 8:30-17:00 (last entry at 16:45), December-February 9:00-16:00 (last entry at 15:45)
    Entrance fee: 500 yen for adults, 400 yen for middle and high school students, 200 yen for elementary school students
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