A small rural village nestled in the mountains north-east of Kyoto, roughly an hour from the city centre. Particularly impressive during the autumn leaf season, Ohara is in fact a little beauty all-year-round. Best known for Sanzenin Temple, Ohara is dotted with several other impressive temples and gardens. You can stroll among its several beautiful and peaceful gardens or just contemplate them sipping a cup of tea. Ohara is the perfect escape from the city, you will feel like you have stepped back in time.