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Address: 676 Ohara Kusaocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1248, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-744-3341

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Besides sanzenin, visit jakkoin

When you visit Ohara, do not for get to visit Jokkoin, just about 20 minutes walk from Sanzenin,or 15 minutes from bus stop,you will find something different from the temples in... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2012
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It's a nice temple but doesn't have much special. The garden is nice but again not something you only have at this temple. It's a bit pricey as well ~800 per person .

Thank Margaux V
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

The original temple was burnt down so there is nothing to see at all. Very disappointed by the visit to Ohara because there is no much to see in Sanzenin, which is supposed to be the main attraction. Travelling from Kyoto to Ohara is not very convenient so the time here could have been better spent in some other places... More 

Thank Apple_HK
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

When in Ohara, do opt for the walk through the village! The path starts right next to the bus station restrooms, crosses the river, and continues straight ahead. You'll pass rice fields (in summer), village houses, some shops and tea houses, and some nice views down the valley. And where the road ends, Jakkoin temple. it's a small gem of... More 

1 Thank KeaNor
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Jakko-in temple is west of the bus station in Ohara. There are many temples and shrines in the Kyoto area that you can enter for free that are far bigger and more interesting. Jakko-in charges 600 yen to see its tiny grounds and buildings whereas Sanzen-in temple in Ohara charges 700 and they have huge buildings and grounds that are... More 

1 Thank Jail_the_Rich
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

This temple is about 10-15 min from the bus stop, and not gorgeous and not huge. Also not the world heritage, however, you can enjoy the quietness. Not close to Kyoto station, but this is one of the place I want to be back again. "Moss" is one of charm of this temple, therefore, maybe rainy season (from June to... More 

Thank hakiko_5
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

When you visit Ohara, do not for get to visit Jokkoin, just about 20 minutes walk from Sanzenin,or 15 minutes from bus stop,you will find something different from the temples in Kyoto!

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