Sightseeing in Kyoto

Wonderful Autumn Leaves "Kyoto Ohara Sanzen-in"! Let's see "Warabe jizo" and seasonal beautiful scene!

Warabe-jizo in the garden

Warabe-jizo in the garden
"Ohara Sanzen-in" is in the north part of Kyoto. It was built in 1,200 years ago.
Now it is a popular sightseeing place throughout the year, Cherry blossom in Spring, fresh green garden in Summer, most gorgeous scene with Autumn Leaves in Fall and snow in Winter, you can see the many different beautiful figures of Sanzen-in.

Of course, in the precinct there is not only beautiful scene but also historical cultural properties including architecture, sculpture, paintings and art crafts.

Sanzen-in is different from the temples and shrines in central Kyoto, because it is located in the nature and surrounding by mountains. So it is essential to visit it to feel the different atmosphere. Autumn is the best season to come and you can see the garden brightly decorated with colorful autumn leaves.

Then, we would like to introduce the features of "Ohara Sanzen-in".

Table of contents for this article

1,Basic and Usefull information
2,Map and Buildings
3,Photo of Ohara Sanzen-in
4,Enjoy the beautiful Autumn Leaves in Sanzen-in
5,Access information
6,Recommended information around Ohara Sanzen-in

1,Basic and Usefull information

Basic information

The entrance of Ohara Sanzen-in

Name: Kyoto Ohara Sanzen-in
Prefecture: Kyoto
Area: Kyoto city(Kurama・Kifune・Ohara)
Address: 540 Raikoin-cho, Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Tel: 075-744-2531
Close: Open throughout the year

・Mar~Oct/9:00 ~ 17:00
・Nov/8:30 〜 17:00
・Dec~Feb/9:00 ~ 16:00


・Jr and high school student/¥400
・Elementary school student/¥150

Official we site:http://www.sanzenin.or.jp/

Practical information

The commend from EnjoyJapan! Edit dept:

Ohara Sanzen-in is the most famous sightseeing place in the north part of Kyoto. Especially recommend to come in the fall to enjoy beautiful autumn leaves!

Less than 10 min walk from a station: ☓
Accompanied with: friend/date/family/alone
Staff who can speak foreign language: Unknown
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
When should we go: Lunch/Dinner
Duration: about 1 hour~
Parking: ☓ ※There is a parking nearby

2, Map and Buildings

※Map is being prepared

【List of the buildings】

7,Oujo goraku-in
14,Baitan oseki-butsu

3,Photo of Ohara Sanzen-in season by season

"Spring・Summer・Fall・Winter" Ohara Sanzen-in is lovely in every season.
In the temple there are beautiful garden and historical buildings. So now we present the Sanzen-in by photos.

Warabe-jizo in the garden
"Warabe-jizo" is popular, many tourist visit here to see them.

Sanzen-in's Japanese garden
The Japanese garden in the precinct.

Sanzen-in's Japanese garden
The Japanese garden in the precinct.

Sanzen-in's Japanese garden
Beautifully well-kept garden is amazing.

Sanzen-in's Japanese garden
The precinct area is well-kept for visit.

Azisai-en(Hydrangea flower garden)
Ohara Sanzen-in is also famous for Azisai flower.

The souvenir shop
There are some souvenir shop in front of the entrance.

Let's enjoy wonderful Autumn Leaves in "Sanzen-in"

Most popular season for visiting "Ohara Sanzen-in" is fall. Because the garden is brightly decorated with wonderful autumn leaves. You can enjoy these autumn leaves only in Ohara Sannzen-in. Please look at it from the historical buildings or walking in the garden.

It is superb view that the trees in the garden get turning red in fall.

Autumn Leaves in Ohara Sanzen-in

Autumn Leaves in Ohara Sanzen-in

5,Access information

Address: 540 Raikoin-cho, Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Tel: 075-744-2531
(by Train & Bus)

・At JR Kyoto station take the Kyoto city#17 bus, get off at "Ohara bus tei" stop and 10 min by walk.
※It takes about 1 hour from Kyoto station to Ohara bus tei.

・At Kyoto subway "Kokusai kaikan" station, take the Kyoto city bus#19 and get off at "Ohara bus tei" then 10 min by walk.
※It takes about 30 min from Kokusai kaika to Ohara bus tei.

・At Keihan "Demachi yanagi" station take the Kyoto city bus#17 and get off at "Ohara bus tei" then 10 min by walk.

6,Recommende information around Ohara Sanzen-in


Day Trip Onsen Spa, "Kurama Onsen" Kyoto's popular Onsen! Enjoy the open-air bath surrounded by the full of nature!


Famous spiritual place in Kyoto "Kifune-jinja"! God of water and marriage and also Kawadoko cuisine in summer and Autumn Leaves in fall!

date:Nov 24 2015
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