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特別名勝 金地院  Japanese garden of Konchi-in

2021.06.30

京都には名勝と認定された美しい庭園が沢山ありますが、今日はその一つをご紹介します。

有名な南禅寺の塔頭である金地院(こんちいん)は、小堀遠州作の枯山水庭園が国の特別名勝に

指定されています。

訪問したのは、五月のとある日。新緑の木々の葉や苔が鮮やかで美しく輝いていました。

とても静かな庭園を散策していくと、本堂の手前の池につがいのカモがいました。

とても仲良くかわいらしい姿に心が和みました。特別拝観で申し込むと方丈(本堂)の中に入り、

ガイドさんの案内で重要文化財の作品や襖絵、お茶室等を説明していただけます。

樹齢400年の落葉樹が植わる木「鶴亀の庭」を眺めながら、江戸時代の光景を想像しつつゆったりと

過ごすことができました。

観光シーズンの京都のお寺は大変混雑しますが、穴場中の穴場と言われる金地院では

ゆったりと過ごすことができそうです。

There are many beautiful gardens in Kyoto that have been recognized as scenic beauty,

and today I would like to introduce one of them.

Konchiin, a pagoda of the famous Nanzenji Temple, has a dry landscape garden created by Enshu Kobori,

which has been designated as a special place of scenic beauty by the government.

I visited on a certain day in May. The leaves and moss of the fresh green trees were bright and beautiful.

As I strolled through the very quiet garden, I saw a pair of ducks in the pond in front of the main hall.

I was heartened by their cute and friendly appearance.

If you sign up for a special visit, you can enter the Hojo (main hall) and be guided by a guide

who will explain about the important cultural properties, sliding door paintings, and the tea ceremony room.

I was able to spend some time relaxing and imagining the scene in the Edo period while looking at the

“Garden of Cranes and Turtles” with its 400-year-old deciduous trees.

Temples in Kyoto are very crowded during the tourist season, but you will be able to spend a relaxing time

at Konchiin,

which is said to be one of the best secret places to visit.

Mikko

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