- ★ ミシュラングリーンガイド 一ツ星
Known for one of the five biggest division of Tendai Sec. The beginning of the temple goes back to when Saicho constructed a chapel at Touto Minamidani when he constructed his own tea hut at the Heizan mountain. The main hall and the Oujyou-Gokuraku-In has a large repair during the Edo periond but the chancel is still kept in condition of old style. The curved shaped Funazoko ceiling is famous for the painted Raigeizu of Nijyuugo Bosatsu. There are also Amida-Nyorai-Zou and three seated figures in the hall too.
In the temple ground which nicely uses the landscapes, there are guest house and shin-den which were allegedly made by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. The two beautiful gardens are called Yushi-en and Shuheki-en. It is wonderful to see the colorful leaves in red or orange fallen on the moss covering the grounds. You might be impressed deeply to see the red leaves surrounding above your head under the tunnel of maple in front of the temple gate.
Bisyamonten and Seven Deities of Good Fortune
Bisyamonnten is the god of bravery also known for another name of Tamonten is originally an Indian god for the guardian of wealth. Bisyamonten is regarded as the Northen guardian god of Buddhism and if you profess it, you may obtain ten luck.
Michelin Green Guide
Sanzen-in temple and its garden have one star rating.
- 540, Ohara Raikouin Cho, Skyo-ku, Kyoto city, 601-1242
- Formal Name
- Sangou (Mountain Name)
- Tenzai Sect.
- Yakushi Nyorai
- Date Founded
- Eireki era (782-806)
- Founding Patron
- Cultural Properties
Wooden Amida Nyorai and seated Samurai at the sides (National Treasures), Various documents related to Enyuzo Tenseki, Oujyo-Gokuraku-In Amida Nyorai Do, Wooden Fudo Myouo Standing Figure, etc. (National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties), Yuseien Garden and Shuhekien Garden (Place of Scenic Beauty)
Child: 150 yen
08:30 – 17:00 (08:30 – 16:30 during December to February)
- Access Guide
Get off at Ohara Station of Municipal bus and 10 minutes walk
- Official Website