Hosen-in – Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

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Hosen-in, Goyo-no-matsu (White pine / Pinus Parviflora) and moss garden
Goyo-no-matsu (Pinus Parviflora) November 2016
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Summary of Hosen-in

Hosen-in (宝泉院) is a Tendai sect temple in Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

There are white pine (Pinus parviflora) of 700 years old and a garden named Bankan-en which is famous as picture frame garden.

Having a cup of green tea and viewing the autumn leaves, bamboo forest and white pine, you can spend a quiet and peaceful time.

Autumn leaves are best view about the middle of November.

Cherry blossoms are best view about the middle of April.

In spring and autumn, special night visit will be held.

The special night visit for the spring of 2019 is held from April 20 to May 6, the open hours is 18:00 to 21:00 (last entry 20:40), and the entrance fee is 800 yen. (Finished)

Open hours

9:00 to 17:00 (Last Entry 16:30)

Entrance fee

800 yen (Including green tea fee)

Website

Japanese website http://www.hosenin.net



Photographs of Hosen-in

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Hosen-in, Autumn leaves and 	bamboo forest in Bankan-en (Garden)

Bankan-en (Garden)

November 2013

At the autumn special night visit

Hosen-in, Goyo-no-matsu (White pine / Pinus Parviflora) and moss garden

White pine (Pinus parviflora)

November 2014

At the autumn special night visit

Hosen-in, Goyo-no-matsu (White pine / Pinus Parviflora) and moss garden

White pine (Pinus parviflora)

November 2016

Hosen-in, Cherry blossoms in precincts

Precincts

April 2019

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Map around Hosen-in

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Directions to Hosen-in

From JR Kyoto station

Kyoto bus Kyoto Sta. -(68 minutes)- Ohara

    (Route 17, bound for Ohara)

    9 minutes walk after getting off

From Keihan Sanjo station

Kyoto bus Sanjo Keihan-mae -(41 minutes)- Ohara

    (Routes 16・17, bound for Ohara)

    9 minutes walk after getting off

From Keihan Demachiyanagi station

Kyoto bus Demachiyanagi Sta. -(33 minutes)- Ohara

    (Routes 16・17, bound for Ohara)

    9 minutes walk after getting off

From Hankyu Kawaramachi station

Kyoto bus Shijo Kawaramachi -(49 minutes)- Ohara

    (Route 17, bound for Ohara)

    9 minutes walk after getting off

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Vicinity guide of Hosen-in

Sanzen-in 2 minutes walk

Jikko-in 1 minute walk