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“Amazingly beautiful garden!”
Review of Sanzen-in Temple

Sanzen-in Temple
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US$122.84*
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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day
Ranked #20 of 1,388 things to do in Kyoto
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Reviewed 19 November 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 station to Sanzen-in is uphill and I was afraid it would be too much for my mum, but she did okay with a couple of stops. There's lots to see on the way up--interesting pickle shops and a lovely stream with beautiful trees overhanging. Sanzen-in itself is exquisite. Utterly beautiful gardens, with beautiful autumn foliage in mid-November when we visited. Just superb, and well worth the ride out of Kyoto. I hope to come here again!

1  Thank barbadosbybus
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"moss garden"
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"kyoto station"
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"jizo statues"
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"karasuma line"
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"takes about an hour"
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"northern part"
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"well worth the trip"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 8 November 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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Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 it was stunning with the autumn Colour.

1  Thank tadzy
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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 bus from Kyoto central station.

Thank GourmandTrashPanda
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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 (to the Ohara). It takes about 60 mins.¥600
Access 2 from subway Karasuma line Kyoto station to Kokusaikaikanmae station. And transfer to the bus no.19 (to the Ohara).It takes about 50 mins. Total ¥630

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