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Shisen-do (Jozan-ji Temple)

Travel Guide - Shisen-do (Jozan-ji Temple)

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Shisen-do (House of Poet-Hermits) was built in 1641 by Ishikawa Jozan. He was a former retainer for Tokugawa Ieyasu, and eventually became a scholar of Chinese classics in the Edo Period (1603 - 1868). He built this hermitage as a place for retirement at the end of his life. Shisen-do was originally called "Ototsuka", which means "a residence built on unlevel land".
A room in the building displays portraits of thirty-six Chinese poets painted by Kano Tanyu. Jozan was also known as a landscape architect, and the Japanese garden with white sand was designed by himself. Visitors can relax by viewing the beautiful garden while hearing the rhythmic "thwack" of a bamboo Sozu, a kind of Shishi-odoshi (wild animal scarer).
Today, Shisen-do is also used as a Zen temple of the Soto sect named Jozan-ji Temple.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00

ClosedClosed

  • May 23

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 400 yen (High School Student)
  • 200 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 45 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #5 bus. Get off at Ichijoji-Sagarimatsucho Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 27, Ichijoji Monguchicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8154

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S. J. Pajonas @spajonas - 2019-01-06
Shisen-do Temple garden with autumn colors: copyright Damien Douxchamps https://t.co/Wv0DTl7AIg
S. J. Pajonas @spajonas - 2019-01-04
Shisen-do Temple garden with autumn colors: copyright Damien Douxchamps https://t.co/wBeSD5DGAs
S. J. Pajonas @spajonas - 2019-01-01
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Manu Z @manusmenucom - 2018-11-24
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Inside Kyoto @InsideKyoto - 2018-10-15
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Olivier Stoiche @japankudasai - 2018-10-12
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Astronaut / Lurker @Shiroki_Alex - 2018-01-31
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Phaidon @Phaidon - 2018-01-08
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RoMaN S @GazociaG - 2017-06-15
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日本 @AestheticsJapan - 2017-06-15
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Kyoto Lovers @KY0T0L0VERS - 2017-05-11
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Kyoto Lovers @KY0T0L0VERS - 2017-05-11
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2017 5 10

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Kyoto Lovers @KY0T0L0VERS - 2017-05-10
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Kyoto Daily Photo @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2017-02-03
...name of Hiraiwa Senzan (平岩仙山) eventually took over the retreat. It became a temple called Jozan-ji (丈山寺-now affiliated with Soto Zen).
JoJoTheModern @JoJoTheModern - 2016-11-19
Autumn at Shisen-do Temple, Kyoto (pic: Patrick Vierthaler https://t.co/alPOLWKb2C ) https://t.co/LF6J6Nw4lP
David Stolarz @DavidStolarz - 2016-10-28
Yogacara - Buddhist Philosophy of the Nature of Experience: Shisen-do Temple, Northern Higashiyama, https://t.co/wQCjPeiYqh
Astronaut / Lurker @Shiroki_Alex - 2016-10-19
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yidilian @yidilian - 2016-08-26
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Tokyo 16.4°C @chikuri_tw2 - 2016-05-30
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Suzanne Grundy @szanne7000 - 2016-05-21
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Jony Easterby @EasterbyJony - 2016-04-18
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anita @AnitaInTaiwan - 2016-04-04
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anita @AnitaInTaiwan - 2016-04-04
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anita @AnitaInTaiwan - 2016-04-04
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anita @AnitaInTaiwan - 2016-04-04
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anita @AnitaInTaiwan - 2016-04-04
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Isaac @TrollKingIzzy - 2016-01-12
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