Jizoin (地蔵院) temple, built in 1367 by Hosokawa Yoriyuki (細川頼之), the Kanrei (管領, shogun's deputy) of the Muromachi Shogunate (室町幕府), is located in the Nishikyo-ward (西京区), very close to the Kokedera (苔寺) temple and the Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺) temple. The temple is also known as the place where the famous monk Ikkyū-san (一休さん) spent his childhood.
Since the temple is surrounded by bamboo forests, the premises are filled with clear fresh air. When a soft breeze blows, it feels so refreshing. That's why the temple is referred to as "Bamboo temple". I see green maple leaves glinting, reflecting the ray of the sun. Green carpet along the path is the covering moss. In this wondrous bamboo temple, I can feel these greenery creates a lot of negative ions.
As we all are living in this restless modern world, spending such a quiet time at this temple is very luxurious. Feeling so good!