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Sanzen-in Temple

540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-744-2531
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540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-744-2531
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Raining when we went , but still a beautiful place to visit . I basically went to see the tiny stone statues , but enjoyed the entire area . Walking around was pleasurable .

Thank setsucollis
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Senzen-in = Autumn leaves. i visited this place wanted to take pictures with beautiful and famous place. Koyo seems was not a golden age, but the cool breeze is pleasant, I enjoyed also appreciation of autumn leaves. Among them, the lad Jizo is especially famous...More

Thank DimasNugrahaS1
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is the largest of the three temples in Ohara village. I chose to see this last and was awed by the large garden with particularly stunning views and colors for autumn foliage.

Thank dziran
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We tried to take the bus from Sanjo-Keihan but the bus was so packed when it came by that we had to try again the next day, this time from Kyoto Station. The bus leaves from bay C3 and costs ¥550. The walk from Ohara...More

Thank barbadosbybus
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Tranquil temple located in Ohara about 45 minutes from Kyoto. Not too crowded. Beautiful zen garden. A few charming Jizo statues concealed amongst the moss.

Thank Azmi M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Sanzenin is in Ohara, about a 45min bus ride from central Kyoto. The setting has a feeling of serenity that you don't always feel in central Kyoto. The garden is beautiful in all seasons and when we have been there in mid to late November...More

Thank tadzy
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Staying at Seryo, I decided to visit Sanzen-In again. Always a treat. The gardens are at their peak in July (hydrangeas in full bloom!) and everything is green. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Note that it is about 1h by...More

Thank ElHuevonComelon
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

There are known for the beautiful moss place and the hydrangea garden. You can enjoy them in June. If it rains, the view will be more beautiful because of the rain and draws. Access1.from Kyoto station to the Ohara you can go by bus no.17...More

1  Thank いよぽん
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The temple is off the beaten path but well worth the trip. It's a beautiful place to take pictures and relax The gardens are stunning. The temple was dedicated to one of Japan's emperors.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Sanzenin-in temple is not only a must-visit of Ohara, but also one of highlights in Kyoto. The main attraction is its garden with moss. It takes about one hour to visit. But if you have time, you had better to stay longer.

Thank Kimitaka S
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16 October 2017|
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Response from tadzy | Reviewed this property |
There are taxis in the area because of tourists. It may be a case of luck as to whether there is one around when you arrive at the bus stop. It is a quiet area. I think the cabs tend to be dropping off and picking up closer... More
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5 November 2016|
Response from 1amtraveller | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours are 8:30-5pm from March to Dec 7, 9am-4:30pm from Dec 8 to end/Feb.