Visit the wonderful moss garden and a national treasure in Ohara
This beautiful temple surrounded by nature is also one of the oldest temples in Kyoto. Established between 782 and 806, the temple was officially named “Sanzen-in” in 1871. Amazingly, the temple’s head priests were members of the imperial family. Ohara area was once a place where noble people and disciplined monks flocked over to have a secluded life. Here, you can enjoy two beautiful gardens which look different depending on the season. There are several shops along the way from the bus stop to Sanzen-in, you can easily spend about half a day in this area. Make a visit to this temple, make a prayer, and enjoy the magnificent view of the gardens.