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Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto

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#21 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Bask in the elegant halls of Sanzen-in Temple, a Tendai school temple of imperial lineage, founded in 804 CE. As you enter its front gate, pass the series of connected temple buildings until you reach the kyakuden, or guest hall. Observe the displayed works of Japanese calligraphy and paintings on sliding doors, and proceed towards the traditional garden with a small pond and a hill. In the shinden, or main hall, observe the three statues of Buddhist deities, as well as a view of the entire estate covered in maple and cedar trees. Stop on Ojo Gokuraku-in Hall, which holds a statue of Amida Buddha, the temple's most prized treasure. Put Sanzen-in Temple into our Kyoto vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I was famous since ancient times more tourist destinations have been or when, or monks in Buddhist robes, Monk has given Sutra as a daily routine, had been. Make a garden not too crowded to settle down and sutras can be built, national treasure? The mandala, access is bad but Kiyomizu-dera's than the worth and far.
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  • 1 hour from Kyoto station by bus. 1 day ticket plus one way paying 320 yen. Come, did you know that famous red shiso Ohara said. Approach the small red shiso field, go walked back, red shiso ice cream red Basil juice (cocktail). Walking around hanging out of the way while 3000 hospital and the splendid garden. Overlooking the garden and enjoy PEAR picking. Out of this world and the city of Kyoto. I thought was coming.
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  • It takes about 1 hour by bus from Kyoto City. A peaceful Kyoto feel. Is headed by Kyoto bus getting off at the end and immediately sign and without hesitation. On the approach to the souvenir shop and the main gate before dining is also available. Also body cute jizo in the regalia of the temple. You were up there blessing hair jizo.
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