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Sanzen-in Temple

[Sanzen-in] in Ohara with its beautiful moss-covered garden

Sanzen-in Temple is one of the five monasteries of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, and is said to have originated in 782-806 (Enryaku era) when the great teacher Saicho built a hall called "Enryu-bo" in the south valley of the east pagoda, one of the sixteen valleys of the three pagodas of Mount Hiei, and called it "Enryu-bo". The Oujo Gokuraku-in Temple (Important Cultural Property), where the National Treasure Amida Sansonzon is enshrined, is located, is known for its beautiful garden with cedar groves and mosses. Surrounded by mountains, visitors can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons. During the season of fresh green leaves, the carpet of moss and blue maples in Ariseien are especially beautiful.
The leaves turn red from mid-November to the end of November every year, and the maple trees in the other garden, Shuheki-en, turn vivid colors. The sight of the red and orange leaves falling on the moss and piling up is an exceptional beauty.

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time to see/usually mid-November to late November
    Autumn Special Viewing "Maple Festival
    Special fall viewing period: October 28 (Sat.) - November 28 (Tue.), 2023
    Hours of admission: October 9:00-17:00, November 8:30-17:00
    Admission/ Adults 700 yen, Junior and senior high school students 400 yen, Elementary school students 150 yen, Free for infants

Sanzen-in Temple

  • all the way
  • 540 Ohararaigoin-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 10 minutes walk from the bus stop "Ohara"
  • Tel.075-744-2531
  • No parking
  • http://www.sanzenin.or.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Hours of admission/9:00-17:00 (November/8:30-17:00, December-February/9:00-16:30)
    Admission fee: 700 yen for adults, 400 yen for middle and high school students, 150 yen for elementary school students
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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