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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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  • There are paintings of the tohaku. You can see slowly slowly, such as Maple, cherry. Masterpiece garden views. In vivid color on the tatami mat room sliding door felt didn't suit has been reproduced. Watching the garden sitting on the veranda, quiet and pleasant. Blooming azaleas, Satsuki garden whirlpool is like. During this season is like coming from a lot of maple trees located in the precincts.
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  • You can see fusuma of tohaku and his disciples. Matrix is much seen in the Museum of fine arts, Tokyo, here you can watch slowly and quietly. Garden taste.
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  • The head temple of the Shingon chisan sect 33 across the Hall, Kyoto National Museum nearby. This sect, Kawasaki Daishi, Narita-San shinsho-ji Temple and the famous there is familiar to me from the Kanto. Wanted to do, though lively and its head when and around tourist spots many was able to visit the quiet, almost no tourists too from what. In a surprise. A few tourists why? So I think is a temple filled with attractions. You can buy book is national treasure paintings by Hasegawa tohaku Brazil Sept (reproduction) can see at all times, and made the cover of the famous "cherry blossoms", Kaede zu nokyo-sho. Also known as Rikyu-taste of Kobori Enshu of scenic gardens. The water in the pond was overtaken by the construction time (3 months) (?) I couldn't appreciate the beauty of the original was so thick in the mound of garden azalea in bloom, also wanted to visit.
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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. Pictures on stamps of Japan World Exposition took place in the 0/1970 donated money was used. The garden seems to be garden sit and watch. I'd had ago gardens Guide to broadcasting.
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  • 初次來訪智積院,櫻花開滿境,人士頗寂寥。 位於京都市中心的滿開景點為何卻少有人至?頗好奇! 站在寺院櫻花樹下賞花,落英繽紛。 智積院正殿,紫、白、紅、黃、綠五色布高掛在殿堂前隨風搖曳。 一對母女靜立於智積院殿堂外廊,虔誠地禮敬祝禱。 人少,顯得更為莊嚴。
  • It is the head temple of the Shingon chisan sect. In the vicinity there are 33 across the Hall, yangwon Academy, National Museum and toyokuni shrine, Myoho-more there. Looking back on the climb up the stairs of the main shrine Kyoto tower looks. 1/2018 present the garden under construction at its best can not see. Most attention is the fusuma treasures in tohaku-kyuzo family treasure. Also, because there are pictures of highlights.
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  • The other day, visiting the temple, we have stayed. I was impressed all. The cherry blossoms were still left. Lodging and breakfast service also very good. Shukubo seems rebuilt from December.
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