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This temple is not to be missed, even though it's a bit outside of Kyoto proper. I've been several times and it's always inspiring and magical. The gardens are unforgettable. Ohara is a delight and a unique countryside experience.
This is the place, where you just want to lay down on the ground, look at the vegetation around, then the sky, then the ever present insane Crows .... and then! Close your eyes and never wake up. It is that good.
It took some doing to get to this area, but it was worth the trip. The temple is up in the mountains in a much less populated area, and the location contributed to the lack of crowds which was a real plus. We took a...More
A bit more difficult to access compared with other famous tourist spots. Take the “system 17 bus”, and better from Kyoto station so that you can get a seat to take this 1 hour long bus ride. En route you’ll enjoy the view of Kamo...More
There are taxis in the area because of tourists. It may be a case of luck as to whether there is one around when you arrive at the bus stop. It is a quiet area. I think the cabs tend to be dropping off and picking up closer... More
There are taxis in the area because of tourists. It may be a case of luck as to whether there is one around when you arrive at the bus stop. It is a quiet area. I think the cabs tend to be dropping off and picking up closer to the temples in the area. We walked from the bus stop to Sanzenin-in. It was an easy, pleasant walk. When we finished at Sanzenin in we were able to get a cab, that had just dropped people off, and we used that to go to Jakkoin. That would have been a 30 minutes walk. We then walked back to the bus stop from Jakkoin. (20 min).