Kōtō-in

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Kōtō-in information

Kyoto , Japan
Address
Street 73-1 Daitokuji-chō, Murasakino
Prices
admission ¥400
Opening hours
9am-4.30pm
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Lonely Planet review

On the far western edge of the Daitoku-ji complex (you may have to ask directions to find it), this sublime garden is one of the best in all Kyoto and it’s worth a special trip. It’s located within a fine bamboo grove that you traverse via a moss-lined path. Once inside there is a small stroll garden which leads to the centrepiece: a rectangle of moss and maple trees, backed by bamboo. Take some time on the veranda here to soak it all up.