Sanzen-in began its history as an accommodation of the monks who trained themselves in Enryakuji temple in Mt Hiei, founded by Saicho, or Dengyo Daishi.
After twist and turns, the temple moved here, Ohara area, in 1871.
In the moss-covered garden, you will find tiny stone statues with their faces showing from the green moss. The garden was created making the most of the scenery of the mountain foot.
Since the second son of Emperor Horikawa came to be a monk of this temple, this temple has been one of the three Monseki jiin temples in Kyoto.
( Monseki-jiin ---- a member of Imperial family became a monk of.the temple )
From Kyoto station or Demachi Yanagi station : Kyoto bus to Ohara
10 min walk from the bus stop