Burst of Green, Sanzenin temple in Ohara Kyoto!
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.
I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!
I went to Sanzenin Temple in Ohara, Kyoto.
Sanzenin Temple dates back to the Enryaku era (782-806).
The great Buddhist missionary Saicho established a temple under a large prickly pear tree on Mt. Hiei in the west of Kyoto.
Later, from the 10th century, the temple became a palace gateway where the prince and royal family resided.
In the 19th century, the temple was moved to its current location in Ohara.
Then this temple continues its 1200-year history as Sanzenin Temple.
Quiet temple popular for women
It’s located northeast of Kyoto City, the temple is very popular for its quiet atmosphere especially for women.
It is beautiful in all seasons.
In the latter half of May, fresh green is beautiful and moss is spreading, so everything you see is surrounded by green.
It takes a 20-minute subway ride from Kyoto Station to Kokusai-Kaikan-mae 20 minutes 200yen( 2dollars) Station, then a 20minute 360yen( 3.6 dollars) bus ride to Ohara.
From there, 10 minutes walk along the approach to the shrine.
There are many stores along the approach, and it is very enjoyable to walk and look around.
Why don’t you enjoy fresh green in Sanzenin temple in Kyoto?
You will find out another beauty of Japan.
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!