Jul. 30, 2021 UPDATE
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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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9am - 5:00pm November： 8:30am - 5:00pm December-February：9am - 4:30pm
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
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.