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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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  • Most of this winter, others less thin was even and thatched-roof in the snow and, best, 2 the second season of new green leaves. Gardens are just trees and rugged terrain than a flashy color becomes green. The fall foliage season, dare come here from 誤魔化seru with colours everywhere this time of year not & &. In the last season of flowers now. However, the procession of tourists filled the orbiting in the garden in this season crowded hustle and bustle so calm... and not have took photos of landscapes... reluctantly in the relationship came during cherry blossom season, although only think I need 500 yen from settled down more slowly, you want to see. From here are the said scale 堂丈 Temple, the temple.... It is a temple of Ishikawa jozan Hermitage. Eizan electric railway Ichijo-ji Temple Station body and a reasonable distance and may's rise in the second half. It is better because, I'm not here just to go around there are plenty of famous, attractions and spent the day half a day, as a regional tourism and come to visit. Or better was away from the car, and crowded and parking is expensive,... the parking is less then.... Here is the walking area.
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  • It is favorite in Kyoto. Ideal for watching the garden, sitting in a scarlet velvet, to Dim. Recently, Kyoto, Japan, where many tourists but not crowded so far here. Glittering in the famous Buddha image is not so interested in them, could end up seen in 10 minutes, dazed sissodosi heard, is recommended to those who want relaxing. I went in the winter, but I may Satsuki garden is more beautiful in full bloom.
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  • It is a place bouu and watching the garden forever, but not as widely. Cantor's water is sweet, sweet sound. It is good if this garden home.
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