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Sanzen-in Temple

#13 of 1 355 things to do in Kyoto
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540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1242, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-744-2531
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All reviews moss garden kyoto station jizo statues takes about an hour morning or afternoon karasuma line northern part beautiful autumn well worth the trip autumn leaves full bloom day trip take pictures cherry blossoms otaru hydrangeas temple
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it is remote and this is why it's worth it. Less crowded than the most famous spots and maybe even more beautiful. Amazing gardens and the landscapes just become jaw dropping in Autumn.

Thank DjKeyser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have some extra time to spend in Kyoto this a must go place: Ohara! Calm little village with a fantastic temple and view!

Thank j0fly4765
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Sanzen-in is a spectacular, secluded temple featuring pristine gardens and stunning sculptures nestled within a gorgeous location. It's among the most beautiful places to visit in Kyoto.

Thank ncook882
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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
Reviewed 26 May 2018 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

1  Thank ikihappy
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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 14 April 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
Reviewed 14 April 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
Reviewed 1 January 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
Reviewed 3 December 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

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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
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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.