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Iwakura Jissoin

121, Iwakuraaguracho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0017, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-781-5464
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Amazing historical site preserved by Royals handed down

A 13th century monument where the Royals practiced what they preached, preserved over centuries and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
Mypace
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Zurich, Switzerland
夏は、床みどり、秋は、床もみじ! Very impressive Japanese "Wabi-Sabi" feelings!

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Reviewed 29 July 2015
Micky653
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Tokyo, Japan
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  • Excellent12%
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  • Average23%
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27 Apr 2016
“Amazing historical site preserved by Royals handed down”
29 Jul 2015
“夏は、床みどり、秋は、床もみじ! Very impressive Japanese "Wabi-Sabi" feelings!”
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121, Iwakuraaguracho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0017, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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+81 75-781-5464
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

A 13th century monument where the Royals practiced what they preached, preserved over centuries and handed down in pristine condition speaks of the thought, philosophy, vision of a nation that despite having had many warlords and shoguns came together to be One. Jisso-in remained a...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

京都 岩倉の「実相院」です。所謂、黒光りする床に、夏はもみじの緑が映り込んで『床みどり』と賞賛され、秋はこのもみじが文字通り紅葉となってそのオレンジ・朱色が床を赤く染める『床紅葉』で有名な実相院門跡です。訪問したのは、たまたまビジネスで訪れた7月末の晴れた猛暑のある日、時間に空きができ、タクシーでふらっと出かけてみました。京都市内の四条烏丸から約20分程度で、少し閑静な場所でした。決して涼しくはありませんでしたが、黒塗りの床にきわだつもみじの緑が映り込み、ハットするほどの迫力を感じまして、ある種の清涼感を感じることができました。 For generations, the nobility related to the Imperial Family served as head priests of Jisso-in Temple. The temple buildings were recieved from Kyoto Imperial Palace arounf 280 years ago and are valuable structures. Jisso-in Temple has many beautiful items related with Japanese famous...More

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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