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Sanzen-in Temple

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540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-744-2531
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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

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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.

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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

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

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.

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…

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

this temple and this setting are just about my favorite in Kyoto. Sublime at certain seasons.

Thank moderngirl
Reviewed 31 December 2011

i went to sanzen-in because a close friend recommended it. i had not heard of it much on travel sites/blogs. it is quite a bit out of kyoto, north-east from the shijo/karasuma area...takes about an hour to get there on the kyoto bus. for people...More

Thank psi71
Reviewed 28 October 2011

This atmosphere is unbeatable. So ancient and religious. Visit this temple in the morning because it can become quite crowded (we were the first visitors - that was the ony possibilty to take our picture without other visitors).

1  Thank RafaelRedczus
Reviewed 4 September 2010

The Sanzen-in Temple is about an hour from Kyoto station by bus. It's a little getaway, particularly if you have visited the more famous and popular sights in Kyoto. The temple grounds are serene and beautiful (I was there in the summer - I understand...More

1  Thank MarkKwok
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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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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.