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

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Daitokuji Temple, Kyoto

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.


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About Daitokuji Temple

 53 Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8231, Japan

 +81 75-491-0019

 www.rinnou.net

Daitokuji Temple and Nearby Sights on Map

Daisen-in

Imamiya Shrine

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Kita-ku

Kyoto Botanical Garden

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Seimei Shrine

Kamigamo Shrine

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

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction in Kyoto

Shimogamo Shrine

The Shimogamo Shrine, formally known as the Kamo-mioya-jinja, is dedicated to the goddess Tamayori-hime and her father, Kamo Taketsunomi

Kamo Shrine

Tadasu no Mori

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