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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." Plan to visit Shisendo Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kyoto attractions using our Kyoto day trip planner .
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  • Scale Hall's famous fall foliage is the quiet of winter on the brink was overwrought with air. Unlike the city is heard on the morning of new year's day people crammed, was calmly Ichijo-ji Temple is very quiet. Charter status was sisendou so sit down and had looked at the garden. Want to relax because there are so many beautiful garden Temple in this area is recommended.
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  • Admission admission and pass through the narrow gate. Pay 500 yen, enters the room. Sitting on the veranda, watch the garden. Off the living room to the garden. Also leaves here and there. Make a round garden. Happened in the rainy twilight time. Kyoto atmosphere.
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  • 15:00 12 / 10 Sunday arrived. Without foliage. Pochipochi were tourists, but you guys quiet calm and 観reまshita. Well-kept scale from no one feel cool and simple garden, can be watched. Tourists come, but have been shunned by good luck. Just a couple more I felt. Garden walk, seen so many views.
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