Sanzen-in

  • Address: 540 Raikōin-chō, Ōhara, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Saichō
  • Founded: 782 - 806

A temple of Tendai Sect. Famous for its colored leaves in autumn. Here and there in the garden small Jizō (Bodhisattva) are standing quietly.






The "Goten-mon" Gate




A charming courtyard near the entrance of "Kyaku-den"




"Tsukubai", a little basin for ablutions




The Pavilion "Ōjōgokuraku-in" - 1




The Pavilion "Ōjōgokuraku-in" - 2




The Pavilion "Ōjōgokuraku-in" - 3




The Pavilion "Ōjōgokuraku-in" - 4




Metal fittings of the railing of Ōjōgokuraku-in




A path beside the Ōjōgokuraku-in




Front view of the Ōjōgokuraku-in




Carps in the pond beside the Ōjōgokuraku-in




A little Jizō in the garden




Llittle Jizōs in the garden - 2




Moss in the garden




"Nishikata-mon", West Gate and the garden




The brook along the approach to Sanzen-in




"Nodate-gasa", a parasol for the open-air tea ceremonies
(At the restaurant "Rokawajaya" on the approach to the Temple)




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