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 Nanzenji Sanmon Gate in Summer

The Nanzenji Gate is famous as being the spot in which the legendary bandit, Ishikawa Goemon, in an old kabuki play goes into rapture over the spectacular view from the top. Established by Emperor Kameyama in 1291, it is the head temple of the Nanzen-ji school of Rinzai Zen sect. You can actually go up to the upper section of the gate where you can enjoy 360-degree view of the temple complex as well as city of Kyoto. Statues and images of Buddha are also enshrined here.

Nanzenji Sanmon Gate(c) Designcraft