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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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  • Go visit this Temple in Ohara. A short train and bus ride form downtown Kyoto. Far from the maddening crowds of the other more famous temples. Grounds are beautiful, spend one or two hours roaming the...  more »
  • 本來對這裡沒有抱持特別的期待,但是整個寺廟非常的莊嚴,上山得步道也很美,最特別的是庭院的是地衣(苔蘚)而不是草,多了一種特殊的氛圍,另外也可以在寺內購買可以招來福運的錢幣!  more »
  • After a fourty minute sleep in the back of a taxi my friends and I arrive at the gates of Senso-Ji temple. Having been told of the Temple's calming, zen-like aura we decided it was just what we needed...  more »