Have you ever seen a picture of autumn leaves reflected on the floor in a guidebook in Kyoto? The photo that sometimes decorates the cover is Jisso-in Temple in Iwakura, Rakuhoku, Kyoto. But alas. I wonder if bloggers will cry. .. The room where you can take that picture is "no photography"! !! That's not right. .. In other words, burn it into your eyes.
That's why I went to Rakuhoku, Iwakura, and Jisso-in. One day in early autumn, I still went before the autumn leaves. Isn't it autumn leaves? You might think, but where the autumn leaves are beautiful, the green leaves are also beautiful! In fact, photos of green leaves reflected on the floor in spring and summer are often used to decorate the cover of the Kyoto guidebook. It seems like I'm just going to see the autumn leaves. There is a bus from "Kokusaikaikan" station. About 20 minutes. It's the end point, so you can take the "Jisso-in bound". In addition, it is a 20-minute walk from Eizan Electric Railway "Iwakura" station. It feels good to walk along the stream, so walking is also recommended.
When you walk in Iwakura, where rice fields, mountains and streams flow, you will find yourself in a private house that looks like the original scenery of Japan! !! Jisso-in gate trace that appears. The gate is excellent.
Looking through the gate, you can see the beautiful autumn leaves.
I think this is also powerful during the fall foliage season.
If you think that the northern end of Kyoto is quite magnificent, it has a long history. Jisso-in Temple, called Jisso-in Gate Ruins and Iwakura Gate Ruins. The monzeki is a temple where the priest is a priest who draws the blood of the emperor. That's why it seems a little luxurious. And when I thought that the gate was splendid from a while ago, I heard that it was relocated from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Well, it's different. It has a long history, and it was a temple near Murasakino in Kyoto, but it is quite old because it escaped the war of Onin War and moved to Iwakura.
The chief priest is a shogun, and there is also a grandson of Yoshiaki Ashikaga, which is gorgeous. It was also a salon-like place for court culture, such as tea parties and waka parties.
Speaking of Iwakura, Iwakura Tomomi. In fact, Tomomi Iwakura also lived here, and there is a document that he had a secret talk here.
I'm deeply moved to think that I was planning a plan for the defeat around here.
Well, it's a nice garden before that. Moreover, since few people come, it is good that it is almost reserved.
It's still a little early for the autumn leaves, but you can fully enjoy the beauty of the garden.
It is said that there is a Moria frog that lives only near clean water in this pond.
One room in the guesthouse in the back is the alcove where the autumn leaves are reflected. The world where Aoba was reflected on the floor was really good. Only the real green and the dazzling green jump into the pitch-black world. I'm very sorry that I can't put a photo here! !! But when you look online, you can see a lot. It seems that it's not just about magazine coverage. why.
And here is another highlight. A magnificent stone garden with a view of Mt. Hiei. It was early autumn when the heat still remained, but the wind blowing through was pleasant. It will be beautiful both in the autumn colors and in the cherry blossoms.
Maple is on the left side of the stone garden. It looks like a tsunami of autumn leaves. Even if you are a beginner or an amateur, I want to come again during the autumn colors! Jisso-in 121 Iwakura Aguracho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 606-0017 075-781-5464 9: 00-17: 00 Adults 500 yen, elementary and junior high school students 250 yen Parking lot available (excluding the time when the autumn leaves are crowded)121 Iwakura Aguracho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture