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Konpuku-ji is a Rinzai school affiliated Zen temple located in Upper Ichijōji. After entering, the grounds can be roughly divided into two areas: a lower area with a Karesansui style garden, and an upper area with a tea house that is connected to famous poet Matsuo Basho (松尾芭蕉). Although located near more famous Shisen-dō and Enkō-ji, Konpuku-ji is equal in its beauty. The complex may seem more rustic, but the temple is one of the few spaces in Kyōto to enjoy a quiet moment at a Zen monastery. Konpuku-ji is especially beautiful in late May (Satsuki season) and mid-November (Momiji season), but also worth visiting in summer or on a snowy day. A plum tree in the main garden, blooming in late February–early March, is also nice. Admission: open daily, irregularly closed. Nearby places of interest: Shisen-dō, Enkō-ji, Nobotoke-an, Hachidai Shrine.
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Spring meets winter, plum blossoms and snow at Konpuku-ji in March.

Summer / 夏
Autumn / 秋
Winter / 冬
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