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晩秋の趣ただよう青蓮院/Late Autumn Garden at Shoren-in Temple


I privately visited Shoren-in Temple on 4th.


Shoren-in has been famous for its highest rank and close tie to the imperial family as traditionally such people served as a head of monks.


As if the garden shows its privileged status, the quiet atmosphere, elegancy and grace are beyond descriptions.

建物の中から座ってご覧になるのも、お庭へ出て歩みを進めるにつれ変化する景色を楽しむのもどちらも楽しいことでしょう。 It's very pleasure and enjoyable to see it from inside while sitting down or walk around to enjoy every changing angle.


The eye catching view would be the pond "Ryu-jin-no Pond." The stone's shape looks like the back of a dragon bathing in the pond, so the pond's name is coming from dragon. You may feel the garden is much larger than it is because of the borrowed landscape: the whole mountain behind the temple are used as the part of the garden.


It drizzled before the visit, but when I was siting for a while, sunlight came through trees and it made the mountain shining.


I enjoyed walking slowly with the nostalgic feeling of the last autumn moment.


A few stairs up offers you a scenic view of the building where you were looking at the garden.


Highly recommend to enjoy the peaceful time.