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Sanzen-in Temple

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540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-744-2531
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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.

1  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 kimitakas
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Also in Ohara together with Sanzen In temple. Need to visit this. U can do Ohara in a morning or Afternoon. Great trip!

1  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a very old Buddhist temple where not so many tourists head out because it takes about an hour by bus from downtown Kyoto. It is sooo well worth it!. It feels legit and beautiful and ancient, unlike some of the other more visited...More

Thank Aneta S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We had to drive about 40 minutes from Kyoto central to get to this place. We had to walk in a nice mountainous atmosphere for about 20 minutes to get to the tempel. It is a nice Buddhist temple where in April is covered with...More

Thank Delima S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Situated in Ohara, about 45-60 min outside Kyoto, the temple attracts far fewer visitors than other more well known temples, but surpasses them all in beauty. The temple is known for its streams, moss covered gardens, and incredibly tranquil surroundings. Take it slow and stop...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Go visit this Temple in Ohara. A short train and bus ride form downtown Kyoto. Far from the maddening crowds of the other more famous temples. Grounds are beautiful, spend one or two hours roaming the grounds. Lovely!

Thank yhslo
Reviewed 30 March 2017

After a fourty minute sleep in the back of a taxi my friends and I arrive at the gates of Senso-Ji temple. Having been told of the Temple's calming, zen-like aura we decided it was just what we needed after a long weekend of travelling....More

Thank kerrmcilwraith
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After my first visit three years ago, I told myself this would be the place I had to return to if I ever was back in Kyoto. So this November I went again. Still love it. It's beautiful and tranquil. Even when it's crowded you...More

3  Thank Smelltheflower
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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...More

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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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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.