sights / Religious

Kōtō-in information

Kyoto , Japan
73-1 Daitokuji-chō, Murasakino, Kita-ku
Getting there
Subway: Karasuma line to Kitaōji
admission ¥400
Opening hours
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On the far western edge of the Daitoku-ji complex, 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.