Contemplating the garden at Ohara’s Sanzen-in Temple – image © Jeffrey Friedl
If you’re looking for a great half-day or full-day trip out of the city, why not head up to the village of Ohara in the mountains north of the city? The garden at Sanzen-in Temple here is superb.
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