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Shisendo Temple, Kyoto

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Garden Religious Site
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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  • Seeking serenity, escape the hustle and bustle of the streets of Gion Matsuri to scale. Walk through the bamboo forest and the cool wind is blowing. Ishikawa jozan's Han Jin Tang and song 詩家 36 people in Kano tan'yu portrayed and poetry of jozan called sisendou from writing their own, hung on the walls. In the room sat a lush garden and a pleasant sound of shishiodoshi. Enjoy the time has stopped.
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  • Is your garden's best views. Within walking distance from the ginkaku-ji Temple. I eat ramen Ichijo-ji Temple. It is delicious.
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  • The bus down to the secluded houses and shops and 10 minutes drive up a glimpse of the guide covers. Look at your garden in the grounds of just rain down more gracious. Tourists are mostly Japan minutes.
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