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Sanzen-in Temple

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540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

The peace and quiet allows visitors to just sit and admire the wonderful garden. Photographers delight.

Date of experience: October 2012
3  Thank freedomfriday
Reviewed 1 October 2012

This is one of my top temples in Japan. It is located in the mountain town of Ohara. Not as famous as it's neighbor Kurama/Kibune, but beautiful none the less. It has a rural small town feel. The path to Sanzen-in is just a short...More

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank natsunasu
Reviewed 27 September 2012

An astonishing place in the heart of nature! A wonderful large temple right next to a small lake where you can sit and admire the breathtaking scenery! Most visitors like to sit by the lake and take a very nice break with a snack or...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

It is worth visiting this place especially during the winter time. The scenery is stunning with white snow. You can take a calender like photos there. But the thing is, it is located quite far from the city centre of Kyoto. You need to take...More

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank TOkada
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Most of the tourists head to the nearby Yasaka Shrine. But if you head north from the shrine gate on Highashi Dori (I hope I have the street name right) there is a lovely, quiet temple. The garden is simply lovely, and you can sit...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We walked through this temple and gardens in the pouring rain and was a beautiful experience. The gardens were so peaceful and beautiful. I would highly recommend the trip out to the Sanzen-in Temple if you have the time.

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

If you want to touch the heart of rural Japan, go to Ohara. You’ve got few opportunities to reach there. From Kyoto station the fastest way is to take the Karasuma subway line to the Kokusaikaikan station and then Kyoto city bus No 19 to...More

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank monicfm
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We had a spare morning before leaving Kyoto and decided to take the trip up into the hills to see this stunning garden. The trip takes about 1 hour each way and can be reached either through a single bus trip from downtown Kyoto, or...More

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank 4leaf1981
Reviewed 31 January 2012

I like this temple very much because of its quietness, located far from the city crowdness and people,take you time to visit this neighborhood.

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank DDSLO
Reviewed 9 January 2012

… out of the way of the regular tourist traffic, in the northern part of Kyoto, it is a quiet spot where you can sit down and reflect, surrounded by the beautiful temples and nature…

Date of experience: November 2011
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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
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.