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Hosen-in Temple
Hosen-in Temple

Hosen-in Temple

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A 700-year-old pine tree welcomes visitors to Hosen-in Temple, a lodging site for Buddhist pilgrims since the 11th century. Inside the quiet temple, visitors sip on traditional Japanese green tea while meditating on the ancient tree and gardens seen through the windows. Outside, visitors place their ears to a pair of bamboo tubes that stretch down into the ground from a small wooden terrace. It's said that the sounds heard from water dripping into a water basin symbolize harmony in the universe.

The serenity can only be disrupted by blood-spattered ceilings, a result of a gruesome Samurai battle that took place in the area in the 1600s. Temple keepers salvaged the wood in Fushimi Castle, where the battle was fought and lost, and affixed it to the temple's ceiling as a way of remembering the history and the lives of those in the battle.

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9am - 5pm
Ohara, Kyoto Prefecture
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Private Tour - Visit Temples Deep in the Mountain with 1000 years History

Private Tour - Visit Temples Deep in the Mountain with 1000 years History

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You will travel more than an hour from central Kyoto to those spots on this tour. It might sound a bit nuisance to move a lot but the further from the central city, the more spots left from 1,000 years ago. There are many anecdotes unique to Kyoto such as one about a woman who evacuated from Kyoto under war, a ceiling board with blood stain of samuraiÔÇÖs who have suicided during the war, and so on. What would you think of at those spots with many thoughts of predecessors? You can lose yourself in thought while watching the garden at a temple and have Japanese green tea. DonÔÇÖt forget to book your tour to visit temples and shrines deep in the mountain!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hosen-in Temple hours of operation: 9am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hosen-in Temple can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Hosen-in Temple tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Hosen-in Temple costs USD 136.24. Guided Hosen-in Temple tours start around USD 136.24 per person. See all 1 Hosen-in Temple tickets and tours on Viator.