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Daisen-in Temple, Kyoto

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  • We so appreciated our visit to this temple. Beautiful gardens with great commentary. The fact that you can't take pictures encourages you to take a pause and contemplate. Not full of tourists when we ...  more »
  • This seems to be the most commercial temple in the complex, catering to tour groups and with a gift shop. A strict no-photo policy, even of the gardens - unlike all other temples within the complex. D...  more »
  • Located as part of the Daitokuji complex, this Zen temple has the best Zen gardens in the complex (and there are a few good ones), and possbily the best rock garden in Kyoto. Take your time to appreci...  more »
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  • The philosophy of the gardens are interesting. No pictures allowed.
  • It's a nice place, but really only a ten minute trip. Grab the English guide and read about a few things as you walk around. It's not a big area. Decide for yourself!
  • A bit commercial but oldest. Mostly packed. Try oubai-in and ryogen-in if too busy
  • Nice enough Zen rock garden, but very small, no photography allowed, you also have to pack away or give to the attendant all cameras, phones, tablets, etc, and you are watched at every corner. Makes it a bit difficult to get into a peaceful relaxed mood to enjoy the garden. All this because someone actually sold a picture taken in the garden! Probably better to go somewhere with less restrictions.
  • Tiny rock garden around one building was open. Main attraction is a turtle shaped rock garden. No photographs allowed anywhere, though I'm not sure what's really worth protecting here.