2. View the sights of Kyoto
  3. Shisen-do



Shisen-do Temple is located in the north east area of Kyoto city. It was constructed in 1641 by Ishikawa Jozan, a literary man in the beginning of Edo Era familiar with calligraphy, tea ceremony and garden. The name of this temple Shisen-do derives from the room in it called Shisen-no-Ma, in which 36 portraits of Shisen (poets) and their poems are exhibited. You can find his aesthetic sense from anything: the main gate made of bamboo and covered with moss, stone steps in the bamboo forest, and the white-sand-garden surrounded with colorful trees form season to season. You can enjoy listening to the beautiful sound from Shishi Odoshi which made of bamboo.