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....
Ryōgen-in is a fine subtemple in the Daitoku-ji complex. It has two pleasing gardens, one moss and one karesansui . The karesansui has...
If you are lucky enough to be in Kyoto during autumn when this subtemple of Daitoku-ji is opened to the public, you should make an...
For over 300 years, Kazariya has been specialising in aburi-mochi (grilled rice cakes coated with soya-bean flour) served with...
81 Daitokuji-chō, Murasakino, Kita-ku · interesting places nearby
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.