San mon, the main gate most Buddhism temple have in front is famous in Nanzenji-temple.
Nanzenji is 7 minutes’ walk from Subway Station Keage.
Nanzenji is in the East on the middle of the map.
My recommendation is not to enter the inside of garden or gate with some entrance fee if your time schedule is tight.
Good part of Nanzenji is the area of free charge, which means the place around Sanmon, the big gate.
If you want to see the view from the top of the big gate, you can go into the gate and need pay 500 yen. Some say it is worth going inside ascending stairs of the gate and seeing from the top. I think you might You mignt want to know how it looks inside the gate and the view from the top. Here you can see →・Lots of great pictures (in Japanese).
・It is an official HP of Nanzenji.San mon, the main gate (in English)
Only comparison in San mon, I feel more respect and greatness toward Chion-intemple. I don't know why, though.
Ｃｈｉon-in Temple is in the East on the top of the map.
Pictures and explanation of Chion-in temple is Pictures of Chion-in
The word “San” out of San mon means “three” in English. "San" stands for 3 kinds of entrance for Buddhism complete enlightenments which even we Japanese don’t know or never heard of at all.
Why is San mon in Nanzenji famous? Because it is one of the 3 wooden biggest gates in Japan. The other in Kyoto is Chion-in temple’s gate. The height is 24m. And another reason is that very famous good thief named Goemon in the Kabuki play whom most Japanese know exclaims how beautiful the view is from the top of the San mon.