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Shisendo Temple, Kyoto
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Sit on tatami mat and experience masterworks of Japanese gardening at Shisendo Temple. The temple, established in 1641 by a key Japanese philosophers and landscape architect Ishikawa Jōzan, was created to highlight serenity and intimacy. Portraits of 36 Chinese poets decorate the main room. The temple's gardens boast camellias, water lilies, irises, rhododendron, hortensias, and mountain cherry. The garden features a soze, a water-powered bamboo device designed to scare large herbivores with its occasional clunking sound. Exquisite dry and stone landscape architecture earn these gardens a title of "poet's gardens." To visit Shisendo Temple and get the most from your holiday in Kyoto, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kyoto itinerary builder.
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  • Exploring Ichijo-ji Temple, first visited was this sisendou. Ichijo-ji Temple down pine bus arrive in less than 10 minutes in a loose uphill. Is a well known Temple is flanked by rustic elegance feel bamboo stone entrance is where, as early as I felt the history depth. To garden overlooking the scale hung portraits of China's 36 poets from we saw in the pictures, but were still picked was decorated beautifully. Could take 11 months early because leaves are still a little early, but the various colorful watching from a maple tree and garden overall atmosphere very nice relaxing slowly, around.
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  • I think he is not great Temple of Zen like feeling like dying. The garden is filled with very many plants cleaning and care very much. Has cobbled together of Chinese temple main hall is small. It is a must see making old-fashioned kitchen behind the door.
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  • I went to sisendou. This is the third time. That surprised me every time is the name stone. And what has been found on Earth, where amazed. Quit of Ishikawa jozan ogurayama here who was originally a Samurai, became the writer. It is the correct answer. Sensitivity is too terrible! However, it said that people have been buried in history.
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