The Daitokuji is a large Zen Buddhist temple complex with 24 smaller sub-temples, of which 8 are open to the public. The walled complex on the Ryuhozan (Dragon Treasure Mountain) has the headquarters of the Rinzai Daitoku-ji school of Buddhism. The most popular sub-temples are ●Daisen-in which has a beautiful Zen garden and screen paintings, ●Koto-in which is known for its maple trees, moss garden and Song Dynasty monochrome hanging scrolls, ●Ryogenin which has the smallest miniature Zen rock garden in Japan, ●Zuiho-in which has the Garden of the Cross, ●Juko-in which has an important collection of paintings, ●Soken-in which has a 16th century wooden statue of Oda Nobunaga, ●Oba-in which has Momoyama period monochrome fusuma paintings, and ●Hoshun-in which has landscaped gardens similar to the Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji Temples.
53 Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8231, Japan
Nearest Transit: Kitaoji (Line: Karasuma)
Daitokuji Temple and Nearby Attractions on Map
Kinkaku-ji Temple(1.6 km)
Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction in Kyoto.
Kamigamo Shrine(1.8 km)
The Kamigamo Shrine on the banks of the Kamo river was established in 678 and is dedicated to Kamo Wake-ikazuchi, the kami of thunder.
Shimogamo Shrine(1.9 km)
The Shimogamo Shrine, formally known as the Kamo-mioya-jinja, is dedicated to the goddess Tamayori-hime and her father, Kamo Taketsunomi.
The 17th century Entsu-ji Temple is known for its Shakkei gardens that focus on Mount Hiei, which is framed by the trees here.
Hirano Shrine(1.8 km)
The Hirano Jinja is a small 8th century shrine that is popular during hanami for its beautiful cherry blossoms.
Imamiya Shrine(0.4 km)
The Imamiya Shrine was built in 994 to appease gods and ward off the disease that was plaguing Heian-kyo (Kyoto).
Kitano Tenman-gu(1.8 km)
The Kitano Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to exiled poet Sugawara no Michizane was built in 947 AD to appease his angry spirit.
Kyoto Botanical Garden(1.4 km)
Japan's first botanical garden, the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden on the banks of the Kamo river is a popular place for plum blossom viewing in February - early March and hanami in April.
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