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Hosen-in Temple (宝泉院)

A Buddhist temple located in Oharashorinin-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. One of the three Tendai Monzeki temples, it stands on the road approaching the Sanzen-in Temple. The temple’s beautiful “framed garden” is powerful and lush, with a 300 year old sal tree and a 700 year old Japanese white pine which has been designated a Natural Monument by the city of Kyoto. Visitors can pass through a tatami room with a view of the white pine and exchange a ticket provided at the grounds entrance to receive a cup of matcha green tea and an original temple confection.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Oharashourininchou 187 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757442409
place

9:00-17:00 (until Information desk closed 16:30)

Review of Hosenin

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/24 A calm and nit so busy place
Enjoyed szopping here...... nice and a bit off the beaten tracck with few visitors and a rather comparable small size
Reviewed:2019/03/28 My favourite garden in Kyoto
This little gem is next to Sanzen-in temple, so if you’re in the area, don’t miss it. The most beautiful garden I’ve ever seen. The pictures just don’t do the justice!!!
Reviewed:2018/11/12 ANOTHER GREAT TEMPLE IN OHARA
This temple is just an addition to other sites and a quaint shopping area after a twenty minute walk from the bus stop in Ohara, a northern area of Kyoto out in the country.

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Details

Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Oharashourininchou 187 [map]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0757442409
Hours
9:00-17:00 (until Information desk closed 16:30)
Closed
open everyday (1/3 requires inquiry)
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]Adults800yen, Junior high and high school student 700yen, Elementary School Students 600yen (with tea)
*Differs from event to event
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 26, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.