• Address: 27 Monguchi-chō, Ichijōji, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Ishikawa Jōzan
  • Founded: 1641

A temple of Sōtō Sect, Jōzan-ji. Originally this temple was the mountain villa of Ishikawa Jōzan (1583-1672), a man of letters of early Edo period. Shisen means genius poets. A photo of Lady Diana, taken when she visited this temple, was displayed in one of the rooms. Small but enchanting place.

"Sanmon", the entrance gate

"Sandō", the approach to the temple

Fresh bamboo beside the approach

An interesting cloud-shaped window

In a corner of the veranda of "Shisen-no-ma"

"Shisen-no-ma", Poets' Room

"Shōgetsu-rō", a small room on the roof
to admire the moon and the garden planned by Ishikawa Jōzan

"Sōzu", which gives periodic sounds in the garden


"Gaku-ajisai", Lacecap Hydrangea

Shisendō is famous for its beautiful colored leaves in fall

"Sugigoke", Polytrichum juniperinum

"Sazanka", Camellia sasanqua

This scene gives me a sense of pleasant tranquility

The rear view of the entrance gate

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