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Shōden-ji Temple, Kyoto

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  • I heard during the snow. Blood ceiling I'll hear cry of regret our warriors at the time is was a little scared. It felt thrilling. By the way the garden is shoot OK, but indoor is NG.
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  • Shoden-ji is a small temple outside of Kyoto. You should stop by if you go to Sanzen-in temple. The main attraction is a Zen rock garden which has a view of the mountains in the distance. Worth a visi...  more »
  • Little remote from Kyoto’s major sightseeing spot. It locates middle of Golf course, behind of residential area. Need cab if you would like to reach here. It is hard to get close by bus. Popular garde...  more »
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  • The area in which Shodenji is located is called Nishigamo which is north/west of Kita-ku ( 20-30 min walk from either the Kamigamo Shrine to the east, or the Takagamine area to the west ).The nearest bus stop to Shodenji is Jinkoin-mae, one stop before the end of either line 9 or 37 to Nishigamo Shako. Shoden-ji is a temple of Rinzai sect of Budhism. The temple belongs to Nanzen-ji temple. It is located on the southern hillside of Funa-yama which is famous for Gozan Okuribi. The main attraction of the temple is its beautiful Karesansui garden completed in 1935 by a famous oldtime garden master Shigemori Mirei. We can see a clear view of Mt. Hiei in the its garden to the east as borrowed landscape. Its Karesansui garden offers one of the best Moon Viewing ( Tsukimi ) spots in Kyoto. The gentle moon light of early autumn reflects upon the white ground surface of Karesansui garden. There is no rocks in this garden. Instead of rocks you'll see nicely pruned azaleas on the white sand ground. It is called " A garden where lions are handed off " The ceiling of the main hall is called the "bloody ceiling" which is built with floorboards of Fushimi Momoyama Castle where old-time samurai warriors were killed in attempt to protect the castle in a battle and left their blood stains in 16th century. Those floorboards were preserved in commemoration of those brave samurai warriors. On the photo pasted up there shows a bloody stain of hand print and foot print of warriors fought in the past. By Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide
  • Super! This temple is like 'Ryoanji' without the masses. Apparently, it's David Bowie's favorite spot in Kyoto. Bowie shot a commercial for a Japanese 'Sake' brewery here sometime in the eighties. The Story goes that when Bowie stepped in he was moved to tears.
  • Lovely place. Not much to do though.
  • 静かでいい雰囲気でした。
  • Shoden Temple of Zhoushan rakuhoku West Kamo of the gozan okuribi's famous ' famous Temple, Nanzenji Temple is. Had been quiet in the past, but recently in the inbound people has increased. Wow what more Japanese than they do understand. Here is the beautiful Zen Garden. In the garden with views over the traditional structure of Kobori Enshu, and Hiei in the cutting down of white sands and Satsuki represent the beauty. Says that the views I think things like that to the shoden Temple. Also known as 'children passed by Lion's Garden". By the way, stone garden of ryoan-ji Temple is famous in the world, is known as the "Tiger children passing by". The main hall is a House of Fushimi Castle and even Onarimon Palace. As a result the "blood ceiling". Blood ceiling here is become of Fushimi Castle battle (battle of Sekigahara previous of Ishida and Tokugawa between). Kanō sanraku brush the inside of the main hall (I think might be blood ceiling itself, Memorial to reuse the materials, so the good).
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