Shisen-do is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple built in 1641 as a retreat by scholar and architect Jozan Ishikawa. The complex has remarkable Karayo-style white sand gardens lined with azaleas, and a bamboo stalk sozu that is powered by trickling water to hit a rock, creating a sharp note. The Shisen-no-ma (Room of Immortal Poets) features portraits of 36 influential Chinese poets by Kano Tan’yu.
27 Monguchi-machi, 〒606-8154 左京区一乗寺門口町, Kyoto, Japan
Nearest Transit: Matugasaki (Line: Karasuma)
Shisen-dō and Nearby Attractions on Map
The Anraku-ji Temple presents a breathtaking sight in cherry blossom season and autumn, which are the only times it is accessible to the public.
The Ginkaku-ji Temple, known as the Silver Pavilion, is a 15th century Zen temple with a sand garden, moss garden, and reflecting pond.
Honen-in is a Jodoshu temple built in 1680 to honor the priest Honen.
Yoshida Shrine(2.3 km)
Philosopher's Walk(2.1 km)
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