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Address: 540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-744-2531
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A must !

One of the best i saw over a period of 1 month in kyoto, seeing so many temples....Worth every effort.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best i saw over a period of 1 month in kyoto, seeing so many temples....Worth every effort.

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new york city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful temples in Kyoto, but be prepared - it's a trek. There's a from the Kyoto Station I think, or a bus from Kokusai Kaikan, but that bus runs only every 1/2 hour or 40 mins. We took a cab from Kokusaikaikan going up and then the bus back. Go towards the end of... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We stayed 2 nights at Ohara since I very much enjoy Japanese onsen villages. Having a temple was a bonus. We visited Sanzen-in in the afternoon for around 3 hours with 2 kids in tow. We did not spend much time inside the temple area. For us, the outdoor is the attraction. The gardens were so beautiful, serene and green.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I visited Sanzen-in second week of November, where autumn didn't reach its peak yet. However, it was less crowded and be able to enjoy taking photo around the main hall and its moss garden. Shops along the road is also interesting espcially those who love Kyoto pickles.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

After touring lots of kyoto temples, we don't find this a big deal. We prefer jikko-in. No crowds and better garden views from the tatami mat.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This temple is in Ohara reached by bus number 19 from Kokusaikaikan, terminal station of Karasuma Line. Temple now is almost at its peak. Reach there early to enjoy rural atmosphere of Ohara village.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

No photo taking in this temple, entrance fee applied. photo allowed in the garden. Car park fee leading to this temple is range from 300-400 yuans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

A little far from Kyoto City about an hour bus from JR KYOTO STATION,but worthy to spend half day to see such a beautiful garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited in mid October on a week day and it was so quiet and beautiful. Although the maple is still green, it is still worth a half day visit. Truly a gem for those seeking inner peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

San zen-in has beautiful gardens . Be sure to walk on the extensive grounds after you visit the main hall with a view of the dry garden . Across from this temple is another wonderful temple & garden , a bit less busy but definitely worth a visit: Jikkoin. It doesn't have a sign in English , but has photos... More 

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