Sanzen-in (三千院) is a Tendai school monzeki temple in Ōhara, Kyoto, Japan. The Heian period triad of Amida Nyorai flanked by attendants is a National Treasure.
Sanzenin Temple is the main attraction of the rural town of Ohara, which is located about an hour north of central Kyoto. The approach from Ohara bus stop to Sanzenin is lined with shops and restaurants catering to temple visitors, and there are a number of smaller temples in the vicinity. Sanzenin Temple itself has large temple grounds and a variety of buildings, gardens and walking paths.
Yosuke Suzuki | May 1, 2018
Nice and quiet temple nestled in mountains north of Kyoto. Really good getaway from crowds if you are bored with too many tourist in Kyoto city. Worth taking a bus for 30 minutes from the city I think.
Jinsup Lim | Apr 21, 2018
The place is amazing to enjoy the nature. Not that much tourists are here, so you can enjoy the peacefulness. When you go there don't forget to try the tea with the pretty garden view! (Tea picture is attached.)
Viola Lei | May 30, 2018
If you visit there in the morning, you could enjoy a basically crowd-free sanzen-in.
Paulus Lee | Apr 16, 2018
It is a very beautiful garden you shall not in Ohara. It gives you a sense of chilling throughout the walk.
Ya Wen Yu | Nov 12, 2017
A calm and beautiful place. It is not a very crowded sightseeing spot so that people can slow down their paces and relax here.
Coffeesaxophonne | Jul 1, 2018
Easily accessible from Central Kyoto, serene and not crowded in June. The Hydrangea festival is a sight too see
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