Zuihō-in

sights / Religious

Zuihō-in information

Location
Kyoto , Japan
Address
81 Daitokuji-chō, Murasakino, Kita-ku
Telephone
+81 75 491 1454
Getting there
Subway: Karasuma line to Kitaōji
Prices
admission ¥400
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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A subtemple of Daitoku-ji, Zuihō-in enshrines the 16th-century Christian daimyō (domain lord) Ōtomo Sōrin. In the early 1960s, a landscape architect named Shigemori Misuzu rearranged the stones in the back rock garden into the shape of a crucifix! More interesting is the main rock garden, which is raked into appealing patterns reminiscent of water ripples. It’s roughly in the middle of the complex; you may have to ask for directions.