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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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  • Mistakenly take the bus I was going to another place (you going to ride the city bus 17, aboard the Kyoto bus 17 Please take care) to Ohara. From Kyoto station half an hour by bus it takes. To go to 3000 song if you go to jakko, right off the bus, go to the left 3000 of the old TV was flowing there in memory. Along the way is a little climb, climb up the atmosphere, Kyoto here seems to be to the left with souvenir shops and right River flows through. Foliage was near the end, but the garden was nice. Crowded, slow staff.
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  • I went in Winter and vowed I would return to see the Autumn foliage and it didn't disappoint. It's a little bit further out so you can enjoy the gardens without the throngs of tourists and their selfi...  more »
  • 3000 Institute has origins in 8th century, saicho's era was built on Mt. Hiei Yen melt and later moved to East foot of Mt. Hiei Sakamoto (Otsu City, currently). After the transfer repeated in 1871 (0/1871) moved to its present location. Became a temple named '3000 hospital"or"3000 Kyoto Tower"is used for in 1871 and later said. It previously was known, "kajii gate mark", "kajii Imperial" "Palace scapes". 3000 Institute, is also called 'nashimoto-gate mark"and"¥ kotoku-in of"the yen monetary Museum official temple name was. Put into the environment, on the other hand, death paradise Institute (formerly known as and the paradise Institute), Amida-Dou of Ohara was from the 12th century of the Heian era and in 3000 main temple in 1871, moved to this area from what it seems. Is death paradise hospital, as well as the capital of the buildings such as the kyakuden; Is death paradise of gardens in the South part of the Amitabha Hall was built in the 12th century, inside the enshrined Amida Nyorai treasure and both sides statue (statue of Amida Sanson). (3000 hospital and death heaven of originally separate temples were in). Was founded the yen monetary Museum to Buddha Yakushi-Nyorai statue of our ever-changing to the East Tower (Mount Hiei in the district name) upon Saichō opens the Hieizan Enryakuji Temple 0/788 (788,) and 3000 hospital is the oldest history in the T'ien-t'ai Mikado traces of its origin; Due to large pear tree beside the circle melt Chamber, also called 'nashimoto-gate mark"was born after. Many of the temples on Mount Hiei has bases are called "Bou-no-Sato" in the plain at the foot of 860 years (0/860), by order of the emperor established yuien Yuh-Fong at the foot of Mount Hiei asamitsu book (currently, Otsu City Sakamoto) bearing clouds Osho. Village band called "Yen kotoku-in of" the Temple of the mountain called Yen monetary Museum theory and the theory and "virtuous circle of" and "pie melt Chamber" is a separate temples.
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