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[Facility] Sanzen-in Temple

[Hours] 8:30-17:00(Dec-Feb 8:30-16:30)* Open all year round

  • Universal (Wheelchair Friendly) Toilets
  • Partially Equipped with Slopes

In the Enryaku period (782-806), Saicho (founder of the Tendai sect) built a small thatched retreat in Ohara, which was the start of Sanzen-in and a link with the "east tower" (Enryaku-ji) of Mount Hiei. The main image is Yakushi Nyorai (healing Buddha), which is withheld from public view. From the Shinden hall the Ojo-Goraku-in Temple (the symbol of Ohara) can be glimpsed amidst a vista of moss and giant cedar trees. Ojo-Goraku-in was built in the Heian period (794-1185) and is now designated as an important cultural asset. An Amida Triad (national treasure) is enshrined in the temple's main hall, which also is famed for its funazoko tenjo (wooden ceiling shaped a boat bottom). In autumn 2006, a copy of the original was made to depict the rich colors of the ceiling, and this is now on display with other temple treasures.
Multilingual pamphlets are available for the many international tourists who visit the temple. Also, the routes around the grounds are wide and equipped with slopes to make wheelchair visits safe and pleasurable.

Location 540 Raikoin-cho Ohara Sakyo-ku,Kyoto, 601-1242
Tel 075-744-2531
Fax 075-744-2480
Access Kyoto Bus oohara Alight and 10-min walk
Charges [Discounts for disabled] Disabled person: ¥300
[Charge] General public:¥700, Jnr & Snr High Sch students: ¥400, Elementary Sch Students: ¥150
[Group charge] General public:¥600, Jnr & Snr High Sch students: ¥300, Elementary Sch Students: ¥150 * 30 or more students
[Parking] None
[Wheelchair marked parking] None
[Wheelchair friendly toilet] Accommodation of wheelchairs in 2 locations (south of Ojo Goraku-in hall, beyond torii gate at end of suggested route)
[Obstacles] Request entry on intercom at south gate, and a lock will automatically open to enable use of wheelchair route. There are slopes, but best to be accompanied by a helper.
[Services] 2 wheelchairs available/First-aid office/Multi-lingual pamphlet (English, Chinese, Korean)/Multi-lingual guide boards (Eng)
[Entrance inside facility] South gate equipped with intercom
[Movement] Garden equipped with slopes (none in buildings)/Passageway is more than 90cm wide

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