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Listen to daily chants and drums and follow a morning fire ritual at Chishaku-in, the head temple of the Shingon Buddhist Chizan sect. Famous for its refined "fusuma" paintings of landscapes on the walls of the main chamber, which have been declared a national treasure, the temple also has a meticulous pond garden amid fragrant flowers; you can admire perfectly arranged stones and gravel at the garden. Founded in the 14th century, the temple provides a quiet, less touristy spot in which you can meditate. Check out the small museum, which displays an architecture exhibit, when you visit the temple, which is only a 10-minute walk from Shichijo station. By using our Kyoto trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Chishaku-in and other attractions in Kyoto.
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  • I heard in the morning. Chartered status is. In the crystal clear air, fresh green leaves. I think is worth a scenic gardens, admission charges will see the paintings. Garden Shrike-I and views. Even without entrance guests can fully enjoy blue foliage.
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  • You can enjoy a variety of plants throughout the year. You can watch, calmly without parking and public transportation, people filled to the brim. The condition of the garden. Flowering of the 2/14 is growing season depending on the tree. Still, some of the bud. I think watching the whole, 3 percent.
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