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Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto

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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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  • Sanzen-in Temple is about 50 minutes by car out of Kyoto. As a result, it is not that crowded. The temple grounds are very nice with beautiful gardens that has moss covered ground. There is a good noo...  more »
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