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Shinsen-en is a Shingon branch temple located just to the south of Nijō Castle. Constructed originally in the ninth century as a garden for the Emperors, this wet-landscape garden was transformed into a temple during the Meiji Period. Although not very big, its pond with a red bridge and a dragon ship at the back is nice to visit on sunny days.

Admission: open year-round
Nearby places of interest: Nijō Castle

Shinsen-en in autumn.

Shinsen-en in autumn.

Spring 春
Summer 夏
Autumn 秋
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