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Daitoku-ji Temple, Kyoto

(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Experience a wealth of Zen gardens and culture at the sprawling, walled complex of Daitoku-ji Temple. Founded in 1319, it suffered great damage in the Onin War (1467-1477), but was successfully repaired and now stands as one of the 14 branches of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen. Across the 23 ha (57 ac) complex, you can see 24 subtemples, along with several other buildings. Many of the temples here have their own Zen gardens hidden behind the walls, serving as peaceful spots for quiet reflection or meditation. Put Daitoku-ji Temple into our Kyoto tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a large temples have Tachu of 20 or more. It is recommended that since there are not published, but there are a lot of Tachu tacchu go better check advance. Thousands also Sen no Rikyu harakiri to Hideyoshi with gate. It is a temple want to slowly turn around, many sub-temples of Sen no Rikyu, Hideyoshi and Nobunaga. It takes time, so have enough time.
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  • Lined with Rinzai sect faction of Daitoku-ji Temple, around 20 near sub-temples. Visit I have published all year round and special published in a copy of four sub-temples. Honbo usually privately in the fall for a limited time exposes. From Envoy until the original lined aligned to important cultural properties, the vermilion gate thousand was enshrined in Sen no Rikyu was contributing harakiri wooden gate. Temple is very quiet, Tachu stroll over and half-day fast that long. Autumn honbo publishing would like to visit.
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  • The image is the location of many temples. A solemn atmosphere in the air. However show that entrance him tight expression and thought.
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