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Sanzen-in Temple

540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-744-2531
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“moss garden” (12 reviews)
“kyoto city” (9 reviews)
“jizo statues” (3 reviews)
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540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-744-2531
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"moss garden"
in 12 reviews
"kyoto city"
in 9 reviews
"jizo statues"
in 3 reviews
"karasuma line"
in 3 reviews
"takes about an hour"
in 3 reviews
"morning or afternoon"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful autumn"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"autumn leaves"
in 3 reviews
"bus stop"
in 2 reviews
"full bloom"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 3 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 2 reviews
"otaru"
in 35 reviews
"hydrangeas"
in 6 reviews
"temple"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took some doing to get to this area, but it was worth the trip. The temple is up in the mountains in a much less populated area, and the location contributed to the lack of crowds which was a real plus. We took a...More

Thank Sue N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit more difficult to access compared with other famous tourist spots. Take the “system 17 bus”, and better from Kyoto station so that you can get a seat to take this 1 hour long bus ride. En route you’ll enjoy the view of Kamo...More

Thank Ip I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here and walked around grounds for 1 hour with the family. Was a wonderful trip and highly recommend it. Its a bit off center and mainly Japanese here visiting rather than many foreigners

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place in the morning before the crowd flocked in. Loved the garden and the little statues at this temple. Worth a visit when in Kyoto.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

It is cherry blossom season which makes the grounds of this temple both incredibly beautiful - and also a little crowded. Despite the busyness the Sanzen-in Temple was well worth the visit as it offers beautiful gardens filled with spring colour and textures and a...More

Thank KP_Esther
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Raining when we went , but still a beautiful place to visit . I basically went to see the tiny stone statues , but enjoyed the entire area . Walking around was pleasurable .

Thank setsucollis
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Senzen-in = Autumn leaves. i visited this place wanted to take pictures with beautiful and famous place. Koyo seems was not a golden age, but the cool breeze is pleasant, I enjoyed also appreciation of autumn leaves. Among them, the lad Jizo is especially famous...More

Thank DimasLaksani
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

This is the largest of the three temples in Ohara village. I chose to see this last and was awed by the large garden with particularly stunning views and colors for autumn foliage.

Thank dziran
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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We tried to take the bus from Sanjo-Keihan but the bus was so packed when it came by that we had to try again the next day, this time from Kyoto Station. The bus leaves from bay C3 and costs ¥550. The walk from Ohara...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Tranquil temple located in Ohara about 45 minutes from Kyoto. Not too crowded. Beautiful zen garden. A few charming Jizo statues concealed amongst the moss.

Thank Azmi M
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barbadosbybus
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Response from tadzy | Reviewed this property |
There are taxis in the area because of tourists. It may be a case of luck as to whether there is one around when you arrive at the bus stop. It is a quiet area. I think the cabs tend to be dropping off and picking up closer... More
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assaf s
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Response from 1amtraveller | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours are 8:30-5pm from March to Dec 7, 9am-4:30pm from Dec 8 to end/Feb.
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