travel asia japan kyoto shisendo temple

According to guide books, this temple was built in 1641 by the poet Isikawa Jozan as a mountain retreat for hermits.
It now belongs to the Soto sect of Zen Beddhism.
It is famous for its Japanese azaleas... and its tranquility.
It is one of my favorites.

TRAVEL: November 1998


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Entrance gate, Shisendo Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 1998.



Shisendo Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 1998.



The elegant lines of traditional Japanese architecture is highlighted with a beautifully constructed thatched roof.
Shisendo Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 1998.



Shisendo Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 1998.



Shisendo Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 1998.



Ryan enjoys the koi pond, Shisendo Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 1998.
There is something existential about colorful fat koi in a beautiful pond.



Meditation time, Shisendo Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 1998.




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