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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)
“karasuma line” (3 reviews)
540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-744-2531
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanzenin is in Ohara, about a 45min bus ride from central Kyoto. The setting has a feeling of serenity that you don't always feel in central Kyoto. The garden is beautiful in all seasons and when we have been there in mid to late November...More

Thank tadzy
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Staying at Seryo, I decided to visit Sanzen-In again. Always a treat. The gardens are at their peak in July (hydrangeas in full bloom!) and everything is green. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Note that it is about 1h by...More

Thank HelmutsCulinaryPorn
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

There are known for the beautiful moss place and the hydrangea garden. You can enjoy them in June. If it rains, the view will be more beautiful because of the rain and draws. Access1.from Kyoto station to the Ohara you can go by bus no.17...More

Thank いよぽん
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The temple is off the beaten path but well worth the trip. It's a beautiful place to take pictures and relax The gardens are stunning. The temple was dedicated to one of Japan's emperors.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Sanzenin-in temple is not only a must-visit of Ohara, but also one of highlights in Kyoto. The main attraction is its garden with moss. It takes about one hour to visit. But if you have time, you had better to stay longer.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Also in Ohara together with Sanzen In temple. Need to visit this. U can do Ohara in a morning or Afternoon. Great trip!

1  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a very old Buddhist temple where not so many tourists head out because it takes about an hour by bus from downtown Kyoto. It is sooo well worth it!. It feels legit and beautiful and ancient, unlike some of the other more visited...More

Thank Aneta S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We had to drive about 40 minutes from Kyoto central to get to this place. We had to walk in a nice mountainous atmosphere for about 20 minutes to get to the tempel. It is a nice Buddhist temple where in April is covered with...More

Thank Delima S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Situated in Ohara, about 45-60 min outside Kyoto, the temple attracts far fewer visitors than other more well known temples, but surpasses them all in beauty. The temple is known for its streams, moss covered gardens, and incredibly tranquil surroundings. Take it slow and stop...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Go visit this Temple in Ohara. A short train and bus ride form downtown Kyoto. Far from the maddening crowds of the other more famous temples. Grounds are beautiful, spend one or two hours roaming the grounds. Lovely!

Thank yhslo
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16 October 2017|
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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
assaf s
5 November 2016|
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.