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Iwakura Jissoin

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Address: 121, Iwakuraaguracho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0017, Kyoto Prefecture
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+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 handed down in pristine condition speaks of the thought, philosophy, vision of... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 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 centre of culture during the heydays. The doors of the temple adorn beautiful paintings and... More 

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Reviewed 30 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 traditional paintings though, has very impresive phenonmenon referred to as "Yuka-midori" in summer or "Yuka-momiji"... More 

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