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Smartphone Application

A Tour of Kyoto Zen Temples

Description The Android-platform application “A Tour of Kyoto Zen Temples” is now available from the Institute. The Tour describes the history, architecture, and treasures of approximately eighty Zen temples in the Kyoto area, including nine main temple complexes and such well-known sightseeing attractions as the Golden and Silver Pavilions. An added feature is a one-hundred question quiz designed to deepen the user’s knowledge of Zen.
(Presently available only in Japanese)