Shōden-ji Temple, Kyoto

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  • Quiet in fewer Asians at temples accessible only by small cars and is in the country, I'm happy. Garden is neat and clean and quiet atmosphere. And drawn in large hanging and dying Buddha surprisingly it is written with a character. At first glance it is worth.
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  • From the Daitoku-ji Temple as a famous garden, overlooking the Mount Hiei. Quiet garden is famous for is well documented in the Guide, you can relax and. You can enjoy carefully since unexpectedly few worshippers. In the garden than in the original where you can admire and. Place is not so big.
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  • Sitting watching the garden while listening to the voice of the cicada, spent a relaxing time. Foreign tourists, in a quiet spot. It is recommended for people tired of the hustle and bustle of the foreign tourists in Kyoto. Of the raccoon dog is so cute.
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  • Lovely place but don't expect much to do here. You have to pay entrance fee literally for one room to see.
  • Quiet and peaceful. Friendly atmosphere.
  • 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.
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