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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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  • Because a little further past the Museum of Kyoto, 33 across the Hall from Keihan shichijo train station is the tourist season, but tourists who wasn't much. Garden overlooking a large study is a famous garden called "Sen no Rikyu favourite Garden", tourists from the veranda of the Academy and enjoyed. Real treasures drawn from Hasegawa tohaku's paintings can be seen in the Treasure Museum is also decorated as a great Shoin fusuma replica. Had greeted the guests in the study is surrounded by these gorgeous wall paintings in the Momoyama period, it seems a bygone days.
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  • Here is the great temple. Visited dozens of times and made pilgrimages to the wider environment, Dou also sect, in building magnificent and nothing attitude toward priests who were worshippers and tourists great! Abbey said the head temple of the Shingon chisan sect venerable enough very folksy and friendly, polite and humble. Hasegawa tohaku Earl family said it paid 500 yen worth of paintings, this is really great. Young priest put off the room lights and marvel...! Picture of cherry blossoms and what is the shell of the materials used? Of was... can't express admiration works of art reflecting changing "cherry blossoms".
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  • It's very nice to visit this place in autumn when all the colored leaves are turning the park into a colorful spectacle. 
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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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  • Which of the Imperial painter of the Momoyama period kanō eitoku and Hasegawa tohaku that, etc. in Bo admitted to Hideyoshi, left fusuma paintings of famous national treasure cherry blossoms, "Maple Pictures'"pine tree with flowers' etc is already really impressed and can they live in glass names hand 1.5 m looking forward to ❗ also scenic landscaped before further study and rest place of the Academy staff, replica, Kaede Sakura figure before the photo spread 500 yen admission fee-in calmness of fulfillment and well-being are If we go to Kyoto to visit to you is!
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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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  • [Date of visit: 9/11/2014] scenic Garden located to the North of the Park is very nice. So there is a chance visit on the verge of closing and less popular, this views herself is recommended.
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  • Enters the entrance have been modernized, but opens up the world of Kyoto. Soothing space surrounded by beauty of fusuma or alcove and the beauty of the garden.
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