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The Daitokuji is a large Zen Buddhist temple complex with 24 smaller sub-temples, of which 8 are open to the public.
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
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