Hyakunin Isshu is a collection of 100 poems, written one each, by 100 poets. Out of these works, perhaps the most famous is Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, chosen by poet Fujiwara Nosadaie during the Kamakura period (1185-1333) at a mountain lodge at Ogura-yama Mountain. When speaking of Hyakunin Isshu, the general reference is to this Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. At Shigureden Hall, located at the foot of Ogura-yama Mountain, visitors are able to experience the world of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. On the first floor of the Hall are figurines representing the 100 poets chosen by Fujiwara Nosadaie, as well as a diorama representation of these poems being written. From the second floor hall overlooking Arashi-yama Mountain, visitors can enjoy the view. There is also an area to try on Heian Shozoku costumes (Clothes of royalty and aristocracy of the Heian period).
5 minute walk from Arashi-yama Station on the Keifuku Railway. 15 minute walk from the Arashi-yama Station on the Hankyu Railway.
Description: Shigureden, the Hall of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu
|Sights||Shigureden, the Hall of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (小倉百人一首殿堂 時雨殿)|
616-8385 Kyoto, Ukyo-ku, Saga Tenryu-ji Susukinobabachou 11
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 075-882-1111 / Fax: 075-882-1103|
|Closed dates||Monday NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 500yen|
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|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|