Hosenin（宝泉院） was originally built as a monks’ quarters for the abbot of Shorinin Temple.There is a 700-year-old Goyonomatsu pine tree (designated as a natural monument by Kyoto City), whose shape is likened to Omi Fuji (Mt. Mikami).
The garden at Hosenin, “Bankanen,” means “hard to leave.It is also called a “frame garden” because of the view seen between the pillars.Matcha green tea and sweets served while viewing the Bankanen are included in the entrance fee.
Hosenin is known for its beautiful autumn foliage, and people line up to see the temple during the fall foliage season.During the fall foliage season, the roads can be congested, so it is recommended to go early.
To get to Hosenin from Kyoto Station, take Kyoto Bus No. 17 (Kyoto Station Bus Stop ⇒ Ohara Bus Stop), which takes about 1 hour, and from Ohara Bus Stop to Hosenin is a 10-minute walk.
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.※Admission until 4:30 p.m.
|regular closing day
|without a holiday
|Adults 800 yen, Junior and senior high school students 700 yen, Elementary school students 600 yen※Matcha green tea and sweets included※Light up without green tea and sweets
|Kyoto Bus Ohara Bus Stop※10 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop
|Subway Kokusai Kaikan Station※Need to transfer to bus (line 19)
|without※Private pay parking available nearby
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