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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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  • We have fall foliage in late December. In the cold, indeed, to meditate basking in the sun while in the front yard of the Hall. 嚇shi deer sound and timing were exquisite.
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  • Although I passed by several times, it was my first time to visit this temple. Ichijoji is a quiet and undisturbed nice place. But as I went for red leaves viewing, there were overcrowded with tourist...  more »
  • Tourists in Kyoto, while traffic is comparatively less. In the early Edo era, and built wood village jozan is mountain spent about 30 years until her death. Currently is a temple of the Soto sect, and seems to be each of the four seasons of garden, but may may and November autumn Bloom said.
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