Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Kyoto Prefecture  /  Kyoto  /  Sanzen-in Temple

Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto

4.6
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. To visit Sanzen-in Temple and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto online holiday planner .
Create an itinerary including Sanzen-in Temple
map
Sanzen-in Temple Tours
Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $130
20 reviews
Duration: Full-day: 8 hrs (approx.)
OR
Half-day: 4 hrs (approx.)
Sanzen-in Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
658 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • For the first time here, Maple is attracted to this environment, although this is not the maple. Taking a bus at the Kyoto station is a bit far away, and advice can be taken to the International Conference station for a bus ride. Clean and leisurely places
    View original
  • Saying that Kyoto was opened. In the vast and is full of green. Will need more than two hours to relax. But foreign tourists were quite crowded even early March visited said that off-season. Can be very crowded when the season you can imagine. I wonder if somewhat uninspired when it comes to many attractions in the Palace (building) is unfortunately prohibited, wishes building tour late tea garden, thought (even inside the hosen or real Temple garden is on). After the building is walking fine but there. However, tough naturally steps or stairs, and physical fitness is not a person to complete all is prima facie such as wheelchair ramps, but key to the gate, is not allowed to enter, that was not enough. But I think that in general use buses and tour buses come here, spent about 15 minutes from the Ohara Terminal coming up the long souvenirs, city environment as described above, even quite physical fitness is required. You can explore the environment energy can come ago a little entrance if you're taking a cab as a different way to visit. Lame and no confidence in the strength recommended here may be.
    View original
  • Approach towards 3000 hospital on foot from the bus stop and parking along the Tokoro River often marinated in specialty shops, souvenir shops, teahouses, atmosphere is nice. Visited in June, green is nice and healed.
    View original
Places to stay near Sanzen-in Temple

Plan your trip to Kyoto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Sanzen-in Temple by other users

39 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Kuwana, Komono-cho & Osaka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Tokyo, Seoul & Kyoto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans