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Shisendo Temple

27 Ichijoji Monguchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8154, Japan
+81 75-781-2954
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Ranked #68 of 384 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Religious Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Towards the north of the city, these still had some mountain cherries in bloom. This is a small, intimate site started by a 16th Century samurai, who became so disgusted with the savage butchery of warfare, he turned into one of Japan's greatest philosopher poets and built this tranquil Shangri-la so that Kyoto would not have to be seen, only... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

From Eizan Line Ichijo-ji Station, a 15-minute walk will take you to Shisen-do. Shisen-do literally means 'Temple of Master Poets'. It was built by poet/calligrapher/landscape designer Jozan Ishikawa (1583-1672) in 1641. There are portraits of 36 Chinese poets whom Ishikawa admired. The garden is not big, but it is a nice place to view azaleas in May and autumn leaves... More

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