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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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  • Is a Shingon sect mountain sect head's great temple. Ming Palace, main hall free of charge visit can be. Are thoroughly clean and who was cleaning was greeted cheerfully. Saved a national treasure paintings storerooms and Auditorium, study, Garden scenic spots is a paid admission. Hasegawa tohaku Earl school paintings is wonderful, just around the corner, could see and. Study is a scenic Garden's places were decorated with wall paintings, where current replicas (named as of Mono is not), were part of building the better we can understand. Without admission, crowded on a Sunday afternoon, looking slowly and quietly around, took about an hour. Deposit ago the shrine temple at and near the entrance to nokyo-Sho, receives on the way back, so time can be used to enable.
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  • 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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  • 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 »
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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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  • 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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  • 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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