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[Kyoto] “Jizo-in”,the temple with many bamboo trees2013.06.07

One of the most beautiful plants in Kyoto is, bamboo.
In most cases, the cherry-blossom and Japanese maple that the leaves are turned red and yellow are given in case of beautiful plants in Kyoto, but the 3rd one is bamboo.

Bamboo doesn’t turns red or yellow, nor blooms beautifully, but its pellucid green and very straight standing posture are the fascination characteristic of bamboo. Bamboo seems to almost be purifying the air around it.

To enjoy the fascination of bamboo, you should visit Jizoin!
Jizoin is commonly known as “Temple of the bamboo.”

[Kyoto] "Jizo-in",the temple with many bamboo trees

Photo by Kyoto Design

1. Enjoy bamboo!

As this temple is called “Temple of the bamboo,” there is beautiful bamboo thicket in this temple.
Bamboo thicket is precious especially in summer, because it makes us feel nice and cool. Some results of the scientific investigations suggest that the air temperature in bamboo thicket is actually lawer than the outside.
You can feel mysterious and cool Japan throught this templ

[Kyoto] "Jizo-in",the temple with many bamboo trees

Photo by Kyoto Design

2. Enjoy Japanese maple!

Actually, you can enjoy Japanese maple in this temple as well.
Around December, Japanese maple in this temple are turn red and yellow. It is late than usual Japanese maple, so if you visit Kyoto in winter and want to enjoy red leaves, you should visit here. Red leaves of the Japanese maple itself is very beautiful, but in this temple, with the green bamboo, it is more beautiful and marvelous.

[Kyoto] "Jizo-in",the temple with many bamboo trees

Photo by Kyoto Design

3. Enjoy the temples near by!

There are some temples near by Jizoin.
Such as, there is a temple that is called as “Temple of the moss,” that has a garden with moss on the whole surface, or a temple that is called as “Temple of the bell crichet,” because you can enjoy beautiful sound of bell cricket through the year round. That temples are really famous and popular as well.
The temples around that area has typically Japanese attraction. If you are interested in Japan, we sure that you can enjoy those temples!

[Kyoto] "Jizo-in",the temple with many bamboo trees

Photo by Kyoto Design

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