Nov. 05, 2018 UPDATE

Sanzen-in Temple

- 三千院 -
Traveler Friendly
Information brochure available in 4 languages
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1848 52 7.0 1 reviews
Nov. 05, 2018 UPDATE

Sanzen-in Temple

- 三千院 -
Traveler Friendly
Information brochure available in 4 languages
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1848 52 7.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
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.
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Open Hours
March - December 7th : 8:30am - 5:30pm (must enter by 5pm) November 8th - February : 9am - 5:00pm (must enter by 4:30pm)
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
Adult: ¥700 (¥600/person for a group of 30 people or more) Middle and high school students: ¥400 (¥300/per person for a group of 30 people or more) Elementary students: ¥150
Credit cards
Not accepted
Please note of the hours as it is changed from previous hours. Sanzenin Temple and the Ohara area can be reached by bus and takes about 1 hour from Kyoto Station.
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