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Apr. 24, 2020 UPDATE

Shisen-do (Jozan-ji Temple)

- 詩仙堂 -
Traveler Friendly
Brochures available in English
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1339 16 7.7 1 reviews
Apr. 24, 2020 UPDATE

Shisen-do (Jozan-ji Temple)

- 詩仙堂 -
Traveler Friendly
Brochures available in English
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1339 16 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
An architectural and landscape masterpiece with a bamboo forest entrance
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. 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.
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User Reviews
7.7 Great
experience8.0 access7.0 photogenic8.0
Laura - Japan
Dec. 14, 2018
Details
Open Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (admissions close 4:45 p.m.)
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
May 23rd
Price range
Age 18+: \500 Ages 15 to 17: \400 Ages 6 to 14: \200
Credit cards
Not accepted
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