The Sanzenin site was adopted in the 10th century and the present building and garden date from the 17th century. There is a golden statue of the Amida Buddha, a wooden temple and a moss covered garden. Sanzenin is very popular in the autumn.
Hours: 8am - 5pm (March - Nov); 8am -4:30pm (Dec - Feb)
over 2 years by Stephen Whittington 4 / 5In the heat of summer, the cool, shady approach to Sanzen-in along a mountain stream promises some respite. The garden is glorious in late June and early July, when the hydrangeas - which are all blue - are in bloom. The hour-long bus trip to Ohara village from Kyoto station is well worth it.
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