Sanzen-in

Buddhist temple in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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English Sanzen-in

Sanzen-in (三千院) is a Tendai school monzeki temple in Ōhara, Kyoto, Japan. The Heian period triad of Amida Nyorai flanked by attendants is a National Treasure.Sanzenin Temple is the main attraction of the rural town of Ohara, which is located about an hour north of central Kyoto. The approach from Ohara bus stop to Sanzenin is lined with shops and restaurants catering to temple visitors, and there are a number of smaller temples in the vicinity. Sanzenin Temple itself has large temple grounds and a variety of buildings, gardens and walking paths.

Sanzenin was founded by the monk Saicho who introduced Tendai Buddhism to Japan in 804. Sanzenin is a monzeki temple, one of only a few temples whose head priests used to be members of the imperial family.

After entering the temple through the front gate, visitors to Sanzenin pass through a series of connected temple buildings. The first major building is the Kyakuden (guest hall), which displays works of Japanese calligraphy and paintings on sliding doors (fusuma). The building opens up onto the Shuhekien Garden, a traditional Japanese garden that has a small pond and hill.

Connected to the Kyakuden by a corridor, the Shinden (main hall) displays statues of three Buddhist deities, the central figure of Amida Buddha being flanked by the attendants Kannon and Fudo Myoo. From the Shinden visitors can enjoy the most famous view of Sanzenin Temple: the Ojo Gokuraku-in Hall seen through maple and cedar trees across a moss garden.

After admiring the view from the Shinden, visitors walk through the moss garden. A tranquil atmosphere permeates the garden, and there are a number of amusing stone statues that peek out from the moss. Along with the rest of the temple, the garden is particularly impressive during the autumn colors, which usually take place in mid November, about a week earlier than in central Kyoto.

Located in the middle of the moss garden, the Ojo Gokuraku-in Hall is the oldest temple building at Sanzenin. The hall was first built in 985 and most recently rebuilt in 1143. It holds a statue of Amida Buddha, Sanzenin's most valued treasure. The statue of Amida is accompanied by two attendant deities, Kannon on one side and Seishi on the other.

From the Ojo Gokuraku-in Hall there is a path that leads to the back of the temple grounds, where there are a few temple buildings of more recent construction. One interesting spot has rows of miniature statues of Kannon that were donated to the temple by visitors. On the way back to the front gate stands a treasure house that displays a few more of Sanzenin's artifacts.

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French Sanzen-in

Le Sanzen-in (三千院), aussi appelé Ōjō Gokuraku-in, est un temple bouddhiste de l'école Tendai monzeki situé à Ōhara, Kyoto au Japon. La triade d'Amida Nyorai flanquée de serviteurs datant de l'époque de Heian est un trésor national,.

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Japanese 三千院

三千院(さんぜんいん)は、京都市左京区大原にある天台宗の寺院。三千院門跡とも称する。山号は魚山(ぎょざん)。本尊は薬師如来。

京都市街の北東に位置する山中、かつては貴人や仏教修行者の隠棲の地として知られた大原の里にある。青蓮院、妙法院とともに、天台宗の三門跡寺院の1つに数えられている。

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Chenese 三千院

三千院(さんぜんいん)是位在日本京都府京都市左京區大原的天台宗寺院。山號「魚山」(ぎょざん)。本尊藥師如來、開基(創立者)為最澄。歷代天台座主輩出,別稱「三千院門跡」、「梶井門」,和青蓮院、妙法院並稱天台宗之三門跡寺院。

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English Sanzen-in

As the top attraction in the Ohara area, this temple is well worth the visit. Housed within the temple are three ancient Buddha statues. Outside, there is a lovely moss garden and a variety of buddhist statues ranging from the typical spiritual statues to adorable, animated statues.

Price ¥700

French Sanzen-in ()

Attraction phare de ce quartier, ce temple vaut la visite. À l'intérieur se trouvent trois statues de Bouddha anciennes. Au dehors, un ravissant jardin de mousse et une variété de statues bouddhistes vont des statues spirituelles typiques aux statues animées adorables.

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Italian Sanzen-in (三千院)

Come l'attrazione principale nella zona di Ohara, questo tempio merita la visita. Ospitati all'interno del tempio ci sono tre antiche statue di Buddha. All'esterno, c'è un bel giardino di muschio e una varietà di statue buddiste che vanno dalle tipiche statue spirituali a adorabili statue animate.

Price ¥700
Hours 8:00-17:00

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