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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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  • Original seen in the Treasure Museum duplicate pictures and photos taken with the lined up in the study. It means restoring the paint has deteriorated considerably, what is seen is the original. T. area hospital itself isn't much actually in new buildings and buildings to see what is art if you like, this would be place in Kyoto. Contents of the consent to admission fee of 500 yen. Nice to not be disturbed at your own pace, you can watch. I thought, nice garden. It was exquisite in front of paintings of tohaku and views over the garden. Kyuzo Hasegawa tohaku, a chishakuin's son picture hardly seems made around 1592. In the fire of 1947, national treasure burned down 16 points, but still 25 points is also great. Art lovers must see places!
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  • It is the head temple of Shingon sect mountains sect (chisnnh). It is a temple has more than 3,000 branch. Maybe is not well known, but in the Kanto region 5 Chief chishakuin of Kawasaki Daishi, Narita shinshoji Temple, Takahata fudoson Temple is famous. What is great thing here is that national treasures such as Maple pictures gallery in tohaku, autumn flowers, cherry blossoms of the child Hasegawa kyuzo, Hasegawa school pine and Holly illustration fusuma. In this great, is breathtaking. The nice garden, Kobori Enshu favorite Rikyu garden is a masterpiece, amazing things likened to China's Yangtze River and the mountains. Please come see!! ️
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  • Chishaku-in is one of the most peaceful Japanese gardens in Kyoto usually without mobs of tourists, rare in Kyoto, its pond garden is BEAUTIFUL. Chishaku-in has been listed in "Hidden Gardens of Japan...  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.
  • A measure that is rarely much tourist group down. In his view, a very nice one, I impressed greater than the temple, this temple is a popular Temple is really itchy because calm has really seen people visit Japan requested a warrior pass inside, shady, very useful. There are birds, see travel card purchase unlimited day 1 500 Yen at the door measure. this card and can be used in the measurements view, trigger, ล้กันได้ ayu crawl well.
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  • I heard Kinki 36 fudoson. 2 kid with five Ming Ming temple with such as fudo was enshrined. Before the eye, take off your shoes, but could slowly pray in the temple. Temple visit in Ming dynasty Temple is also there, sitting on the tatami, and French travellers we meet. Garden lots of young monk is doing cleaning, father greeted loudly how monk also felt very good feelings. Despite also put lots of nokyo-sho book was for calm. Long prayed at the Temple in Temple, the good feelings of the temple is very likeable I thought.
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  • (18 / 01 / 03) whats the nokyo-sho four Buddha "Nyorai" Shingon eighteenth Motoyama Kyoto any Buddhist pilgrimage No. 1 Temple "fudo" Kinki 36 fixed pilgrimage No. 20 Temple "immovable wisdom". I bought the original nokyo-sho book. (15 / 11 / 11) whats the nokyo Buddha Dainichi Nyorai (Buddha temples)-sho. That nokyo-sho reception building (reception), near the entrance where you can. The Temple of the Shingon chisan sect. Gains, its main temple deity: Kongo Dainichi Nyorai treasure storehouse and scenic garden visit study paintings 25 terms (by Hasegawa tohaku, Sakai and kyuzo) other grounds is free of charge 500 yen Keihan 900 metres away from the main line: shichijo station. City bus: Higashiyama shichijo-bus more than 280 m. Parking is available.
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  • 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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