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Kōtō-in, Kyoto

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  • Kotonin is one of the 23 temples inside the Daikokujin temple complex.It has a beautiful entrance lined with bamboo. It is famous for fall colours but unfortunately I was not there at the right season...  more »
  • This garden is a delight. Elegant simplicity in a truly peaceful setting. The site is surrounded by a bamboo 'wall'. Sitting on the temple terrace viewing the moss garden with perfectly positioned spe...  more »
  • This is a small temple and attached garden which serves tea (some of the time). It's extremely mossy and bamboo'd and has very good lighting for photography. Small entry fee but it's worth it. Unfortu...  more »
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  • Koto-in, a sub-temple of Daitokuji and built in 1601, is well known for its meditative tea garden of colorful maples within a moss garden. During the fall, other Daitokuji subtemples with impressive Japanese gardens or of historical importance are temporarily opened for visits. Entry fees for each are about ¥600. Daitokuji is easily accessed by Kyoto bus. iPhone 5 photo.
  • Beautiful small temple. The bamboo lined entrance is wonderful
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  • Definitely amazing!
  • one of the most beautiful places of Japan