Enter the sacred space of Hosen-in Temple and see this exquisite 700- year-old pine tree through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The temple was originally built in 1012, and since then, it's been a place of serenity and reflection. Sip on their homemade matcha tea and take in the peaceful surroundings of this historical landmark.
Mon-Fri: 9AM-4PM (reception closes at 3:30PM)
Sat-Sun (and holidays): 9AM-5PM (reception closes at 4:30PM)
Adults: 700 yen (around 5 USD)
Children: 400 yen (around 3 USD)
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N35° 07' 16.6836"E135° 50' 02.2416"
This image of the framed garden was taken inside Hosen-in Temple (宝泉院). I purchased a ticket at the entrance and then proceeded along the route, where I could see the tree from the window.
From Takaragaike Station a bit outside of Kyoto, you can take Kyoto Bus 16 and get off at Ohara. The temple will then be a 10-minute walk away. Make sure to check the bus times: http://www.hosenin.net/access
For more information about visiting, check the temple's website: http://www.hosenin.net
Telephone number: 075-744-2409
187 Ohara Shorinincho, Sakyo Ward,
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