Feb. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Shisen-do (Jozan-ji Temple)

- 詩仙堂 -
Foreign friendly
Brochures available in English
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
932 16 7.7 1 reviews
Feb. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Shisen-do (Jozan-ji Temple)

- 詩仙堂 -
Foreign friendly
Brochures available in English
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
932 16 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
A bamboo entrance to a beautiful garden in an architectural landscape
Unlike other temples, the entrance is gated with bamboo which are blended in with the surrounding greenery. Look out for the gate opening to a stone staircase leading up to the garden and main building. When at the main building, take off your shoes and approach the counter to pay the entrance fee. Once entering the main building, there will be a beautifully maintained Zen garden. Shisen-do was established in 1671 by Jozan Ishikawa, a scholar and a landscape architect born to a samurai family. He was 59 years old when he constructed Shisen-do as his hermitage. Many people visit here during May to see the blooming azalea flowers or the foliage during autumn.
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User Reviews
7.7 Great
experience8.0 access7.0 photogenic8.0
Laura - Japan
Dec. 14, 2018
Details
Open Hours
9am - 5pm (must enter by 4:45pm)
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
May 23rd
Price range
Adults: ¥500 High school students: ¥400 Elementary and middle schools:¥200
Credit cards
Not accepted
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