Nison-in Temple in Arashiyama District is easily accessed after a stroll along Hozu River , followed by a walk around Tenryū-ji Temple and Sagano Bamboo Forest Grove. Be warned, however, that it is quite a walk but is certainly a haven for those who prefer lesser crowd and for those who seek a tranquil place for meditation. I consider our visit to this temple a simple feat thinking I would not survive the walk with my blistered feet. The reward, as we always say, comes to those who keeps striving, and in my case, who keeps walking.
Nison-in Temple was founded in the mid 9th century under the Tendai sect and is formally known as Ogurayama Nison-in Kedai-ji. The temple is most preferred to be visited during autumn season.