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  • Address: 540 Ohararaikoincho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1242, Japan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-757442531
  • Ticket Price: 700 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Situated in the quaint town of Ohara which is around an hour’s drive from Kyoto, the Sanzen-in Temple is worth the trip. Founded by monk Saicho who, back in the year 804, introduced Tendai Buddhism to Japan, the temple is a monzeki temple and has an extremely tranquil atmosphere. Within the temple premises, you will be visiting marvellous buildings such as the Kyakuden (guest hall) and the Shinden (main hall). A highlight of the temple is its garden which is peppered with cute statues peeking out of the moss covered ground.

Sanzen-in Travel Tips

  • It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
  • Don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering the premises.
  • It is recommended to wear conservative clothing.

Sanzen-in Hours

  • Admission closes 30 minutes before closing time.

How to Reach Sanzen-in

  • Ohara bus stop

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  • Sanzen-in Address: 540 Ohararaikoincho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1242, Japan
  • Sanzen-in Contact Number: +81-757442531
  • Sanzen-in Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Sanzen-in Price: 700 JPY
  • Best time to visit Sanzen-in(preferred time): 09:30 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sanzen-in: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 1.36% of people who visit Kyoto include Sanzen-in in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Sanzen-in visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sanzen-in

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sanzen-in

People normally club together Kyoto Botanical Garden and Maruyama Park while planning their visit to Sanzen-in.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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