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Sanzen-in Monzeki (Sanzen-in Temple)三千院

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.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ohararaikouinchou 540 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757442531
place

[Mar.-Oct.]9:00-17:00
[11Monday]8:30-17:00
[Dec.-Feb.]9:00-16:30

Review of Sanzen-in Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/07 Best garden in Japan
We loved the garden around Sanzen-in Temple.

Beautiful water features. Moss gardens and stone statues were outstanding. So much to photograph...

There were restaurants and stores leading up to the...
Reviewed:2019/10/01 Beautiful Temple (Has my Favorite Jizzo Carrying a Cat)
Far off the regular path, about an hour and half from Kyoto main, but worth it just to go see the O-jizzo-Sama carrying the cat. (numerous pictures abound on the net).
There is another with carrying...
Reviewed:2019/07/14 Peace and quiet
Visiting this temple is one of my wish during Kyoto stay. Must go there if you only have a few days trip in Kyoto. Takes taxi ride 30 minutes from north part of kyoto city cost about less than...

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ohararaikouinchou 540 [ map ]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0757442531
Hours
[Mar.-Oct.]9:00-17:00
[11Monday]8:30-17:00
[Dec.-Feb.]9:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
General 700yen, High School Students 400 Yen, Elementary School Students 150 Yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
※ Yen bunkering only
Available (VISA, MasterCard)
Note
※ From 2019/4/1, the time after the change is described to change the opening time and closing time.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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