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Sanzen-in Temple

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Address: 540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
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Took train from Osaka to Kyoto (Hankyu express train), then bus No. 17 from Kawaramachi Train Station to Ohara. The bus ride was one hour. Arrived at Ohara, then walked up to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pondicherry, India
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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took train from Osaka to Kyoto (Hankyu express train), then bus No. 17 from Kawaramachi Train Station to Ohara. The bus ride was one hour. Arrived at Ohara, then walked up to the temple. Admission was 700 yen. The setting is serene and beautiful in the mountain forest. The grounds are peaceful, the temple is quiet. All signs are in... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sanzen-in Temple is about 50 minutes by car out of Kyoto. As a result, it is not that crowded. The temple grounds are very nice with beautiful gardens that has moss covered ground. There is a good noodle shop in front if you are hungry. The small temple near by has a fantastic garden with a 700 year old pine... More 

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takaratsuka city hyogo japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

i am coming here if i feel sad, the beautiful surrounding nature makes me feel much better and relax.i am still keep coming from time to time.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I went in Winter and vowed I would return to see the Autumn foliage and it didn't disappoint. It's a little bit further out so you can enjoy the gardens without the throngs of tourists and their selfie sticks.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Sanzen-in temple is located at Ohara area, which is about an hour bus ride from Kyoto city. Do take note that there are two no.17 bus services from the Kyoto Station bus stop. Make sure you take the correct one. The way leading to the temple was beautiful. We spent quite some time enjoying the surroundings before visiting the temple.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Compared to some of the other tourist hot spots in Kyoto, I've found Sanzen-in temple in Ohara much more relaxing and enjoyable. People are just taking their time strolling along the tree-lined paths leading to various sights accompanied by the beautiful autumn colors. Shops selling produce very topical of the Ohara area. No loud noise made by the crowd, only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The temple is so famous that a lot of shops and restaurants are on the way to the temple from the bus stop. The garden was beautiful with red leaves. The treasure museum was near the exit of the temple. I was impressed of replication of wall painting.

Thank Harempercussion
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

You need some effort to visit Sanzen-in Temple as is around 1 hour away from the city of Kyoto. The garden is full of green and I feel so peaceful when I was walking around….I was kidding with my friends whenever you are pissed off, you should come over here then very quickly you will be cooled down and feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This temple is famous for its autumn foliage, hydrangea garden and its buddha's images. The temple's garden Yusei-en is stunning.

Thank Belgy11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The leaves were beautiful fall Colours and it wasn't too packed even though we went on a weekend! Really pretty temple , doesn't take more than 30 mins to see everything

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