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Shisendo Temple, Kyoto

Categories: Gardens, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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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  • End of Ichijo-ji Temple-hopping, of manshuin monzeki → 圓光寺 → scale Hall! Stately gate is quite impressive. Types of flowers in the garden than the main hall made in is impressive. Kofu is a nice touch. Route after the shrine visit, and garden tours. Stand out there and attractions from the old ages also increased slightly and the veranda overlooking the garden.
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  • This is my first visit. From the hospital to manshuin monzeki, 圓光寺 has been laid. Gate is surprisingly small, feel history. It is filled with people like a book, relax is famous since ancient times, but also building smaller, sitting on the veranda overlooking the garden. Follow the route the garden tours offers a variety of plants. It is a shishiodoshi is a nice touch.
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  • Away from the maddening crowd Shisendi is so calm and peaceful! This was a private residence and is perfect expression of Sukiyaki residential living style for the noblemen of the last century that we...  read more »
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