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Listen to daily chants and drums and follow a morning fire ritual at Chishaku-in, the head temple of the Shingon Buddhist Chizan sect. Famous for its refined "fusuma" paintings of landscapes on the walls of the main chamber, which have been declared a national treasure, the temple also has a meticulous pond garden amid fragrant flowers; you can admire perfectly arranged stones and gravel at the garden. Founded in the 14th century, the temple provides a quiet, less touristy spot in which you can meditate. Check out the small museum, which displays an architecture exhibit, when you visit the temple, which is only a 10-minute walk from Shichijo station. By using our Kyoto trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Chishaku-in and other attractions in Kyoto.
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  • August 24, 2017
    33 across the Hall bustling with tourists after going East, shichijo-Dori, the Shingon chisan sect of Motoyama Satoshi area hospital there. Beautifully maintained spacious grounds include many properties and see. Scenic garden called Higashiyama's premier garden than in the past as a national treasure by Hasegawa tohaku Earl family paintings, Sen no Rikyu favorite Garden's entrance fee of 500 yen. Next slowly like to see. Shukubo.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Garden of the temple is not very big but beautiful, and 15th century painting (national treasure of Japan) was masterpiece. This temple operates inn. If you use the inn, you can experience morning cha...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Hasegawa tohaku: national treasure "Maple Pictures' is breathtaking. I think it's probably one of my favorite works for me in Japan. It would be part of the whole chishakuin. Is different from the Museum of fine arts. Such a meaning is closer to "the last supper" by touching. Because the Shingon sect mountain school head when monks dressed and humbled. Bellflower blooms in your environment is like. It's a space day even better.
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  • January 18, 2017
    This temple is probably not on anybody's list of top places to visit while in Kyoto, given the far more famous sights in the area. It takes a bit to understand its history, so four stars for the relative obscurity. The original buildings burned down, so what exists now are modern, but sliding doors painted by one of the most important Japanese artists and his son (it's a sad story) were saved and are on display in a small museum. A recreation of the room they graced faces an original garden notable for the fact its pond fills the entire foreground and extends under the structure. It's an interesting contrast to the typical dry garden image of Kyoto temples. Stop by if you have time to spare.
  • June 22, 2017
    We visit the 12/2016. Has come, but to the Kondo family goes in is might for the first time. Gohonzon Dainichi Nyorai statue was shining gold. Is most prominent in the storerooms of the cherry blossoms, Hasegawa kyuzo in bullion hopping in Chinese white petals of cherry blossoms in the background, portrayed were. Kyuzo is dead at the age of 26, leaving this picture. The garden seems to be garden sit and watch.
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  • June 13, 2017
    Off the beaten path is becoming famous for hydrangea (? ) Turn hydrangea garden extends right back towards the main hall of the temple is part of the tohaku fusuma and Garden admission fee: 500 yen is required, but free of charge.
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  • June 25, 2017
    Looking at my garden, listening to the sounds of nature and mind is washed. I think I can enjoy the luxurious!
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  • September 24, 2016
    There are many great gardens. Sunny day is, of course, but also on a rainy day Garden beautiful. If rain Kyoto sightseeing spots to run with less rain and the charm of the original, so candidates in May. Paintings, cherry painted in gold bullion is very bright one of the highlights. Tourists are less, so difficult to incorporate into the root. Near shimizuen Kazuyoshi personal Kyoto tea suites No. 1, turn on the set it is recommended.
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