Sanzen-in Monzeki (Sanzen-in Temple)
This Buddhist temple’s origin dates back to the Enryaku period (782–806), when the priest Saicho opened a temple in the To-do on Mt. Hiei; the temple moved to its current location in 1871. The temple grounds are filled with historic buildings, including the Ojo Gokuraku-in Hall and reception halls for Imperial and regular guests. The Amida Hall on the south side of the grounds houses a figure of Amitabha flanked by two attendants, a National Treasure. There are numerous other highlights, including the beautiful moss-covered Shuheki-en and Yusei-en gardens. Seasonal flowers and natural beauty can be enjoyed on the temple’s grounds year round, as well, including cherry blossoms in the spring and fall foliage in autumn.
- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ohararaikouinchou 540
- open everyday
[Junior High school students]400yen
[Elementary school students]150yen
- Parking Lot
※Fee parking lot ManyAvailable nearby
- Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club, etc.)
*yen Yuzo only
- Not available
- * Since April 1, 2019, the opening and closing times have changed, so the time after the change is listed.
- Average budget
- [Lunch] 1-1,000yen
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Yes (but not inside the building)
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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- Peace and quiet
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- m | On foot about minutes
There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.