About Sanzenin Temple
Sanzenin is a temple of Tendai in Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The origin of Sanzenin is that Saicho opened one temple to Hieizanhigashido from 782 to 806. Since the late Heian period, Sanzenin Temple became a Miaymonato where princes and royalty had served as the main monk, and it is now moving from inside Hiei mountain to Omi Sakamoto and Kyoto City.
Because Kyoto bus runs directly from JR Kyoto Station to Ohara, I think that it is good to use the Kyoto bus. In addition, in the tourist season such as the foliage, the alley of the approach is very crowded by car, and so when you come by car, I think whether it is good to park a car in a nearby parking lot, and to visit by walking.
Sanzenin is a beautiful temple with a Japanese-style spectacle from the approach to the temple and the garden. Also, because there is a temple called Jakkoin nearby, it is also recommended to be seen together here.
Sanzenin Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|Entrance fee||Adults 700 yen, Junior and senior high school students 400 yen, Elementary school students 150 yen|
|Usual viewing season||Cherry(200 trees)
|Parking lot||None, please use nearby parking lots.|
Recommended places to visit in conjunction with
Jakkoin is Tendai nunnery. It is said that Shotokutaishi was opened in 594 for the Bodhi of the Emperor Yomei who is his father.
Kifune shrine is a shrine that has been praying for the god of rain for a long while, and is gathering faith from people in the business of dealing with cooking and water all over the country as God of water.
It is this big Kurama tengu to greet us when getting off the Eiden Kurama station. Niomon that is the entrance of Kurama Temple exist in the place that climbing a little from here on road, from there it become a course of a little mountain climbing and hiking.