詩仙堂への行き方
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At Kyoto Station, take JR Nara (9 & 10).

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Go one stop east to Tofukuji Station. Transfer from the JR to Keihan line.

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Proceed to Track 1.

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If the arrow points to Shichijo, then you're on the right side.

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Trains leave every 10 minutes.

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North up the stairs from the Keihan line leads to Eizan's Demachiyanagi Station.

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Both lines pass Ichijoji Station (E04), so pick the one leaving soonest.

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Eizan's Ichijoji Station is between Chayama and Shugakuin Stations.

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You can watch for this multilingual sign too.

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Ichijoji Station is a modest local station, but serves its purpose.

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Exit at the front of the train to get your ticket validated or you will be stopped.

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It's not as far as it looks.

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Approaching the Shirakawa-Manshuin intersection.

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The view north on Shirakawa. A bus stop, a bakery, and a pharmacy are a short walk up.

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Bus riders join us by disembarking at Ichijoji Sagarimatsu-cho.

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Once you've reached the Shirakawa-Manshuin intersection, you'll know you're on the right track.

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K is the only convenience store in the area, so stock up before going east on Manshuin Michi.

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All of Ichijoji's attractions are well-signed in Korean and English too.

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Watch for Ichijoji Nakatani on the right hand side.

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Ichijoji Nakatani sells excellent omiyage (souvenirs) that represent the area well.

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The Shisen Mochi represents Shisendo and tastes good too.

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Musashi Miyamoto gets his treat.

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I never stayed at the Maggie B. Bed & Breakfast, but thought it might be helpful to share this info.

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Wabisuke: great soba, cold beer, and friendly owners who love their Hanshin Tigers.

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Continue east on Manshuin Michi.

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The map might be weathered, but it keeps you oriented.

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The proprieter of this shop is sweet. Most of her goods are chilled, so refrigeration can be an issue.

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The (in)famous Ichijoji Pine that marks the spot of one of Musashi Miyamoto's best-known duels.

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A memorial to Musashi Miyamoto. Perhaps his victims too.

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An ad for Hachidai Shrine (honouring Musashi) which is right beside Shisendo.

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This torii is an important landmark as you head east up the hill to Shisendo.

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From left to right: "Shisendo," "Tanukidani," and "Enkoji."

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Shisen '92: Resembles Shisendo in no way whatsoever.

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This sign points you to Konpukuji Temple. A must for haiku fans of Matsuo Basho & Yosa Buson.

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This is the road to Konpukuji. It's a small temple, but worth the detour.

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This building marks the side road to Enkoji Temple (and Manshuin beyond).

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Enkoji displays some personal effects of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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This is the road to Shisendo. You're getting close.

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The Old Plum Gate of Shisendo. You have arrived.

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All are welcome from 9:00 to 4:45.

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You've gone too far if you see Hachidai Shrine first. Note the parking booth to the left if you're driving.

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When you're ready to leave, avoid Kyoto Bus due to limited service.

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Take the City Bus instead. #5 passes many famous sites on the way downtown.

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As you can see, it runs far more regularly.

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They even give you an E.T.A. for the next bus. See you again!