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Chishaku-in, Kyoto

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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. Make Chishaku-in part of your personalized Kyoto itinerary using our Kyoto itinerary maker.
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  • This was an accidental find. I was walking past to one of the more famous temples and decided to stop in. The main temple is free but to access the garden and old paintings in the museum you'll need t...  more »
  • It's very nice to visit this place in autumn when all the colored leaves are turning the park into a colorful spectacle.  more »
  • Overall experience is quite good. Morning exercise explore my sight. Famous painting is worth to see and with Japanese explanation. Beautiful environment. The living area is clean and sanitized.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2016 / 8 / 15 received Kyoto any Buddhist pilgrimage pilgrimage Numata No. 1 fudasho. Was great, and the head. The purchase of Kyoto any Buddhist temples dedicated we pledge. Received Kyoto any Buddhist pilgrimage No. 1-Acala nokyo-Sho, nokyo in Tomo area of Gohonzon Vairocana-Sho, Kinki 36 real estate No. 20-Acala commonly known as wisdom of nokyo-sho and 3. Summer came from the 12th in which Kyoto is lonely in the end. Looking forward to next year than I have. Kyoto! Thank you very much!
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