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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.

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

phone 0757442531
place

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

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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
[Nov.]8:30-17:00
[Dec.- Feb.]9:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[General] 700yen [Junior High School/High school students] 400yen [Elementary school students] 150yen
Parking Lot
Not available * Fee parking lot Many Available nearby
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
* 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
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.