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Zuihoin Garden

Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8231, Japan
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Ranked #212 of 373 Attractions in Kyoto
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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Zuiho-in is a subsidiary temple of the large Daitokuji complex of Kyoto. Those temples are not crowded in this season of fall foliage viewing, while quite interesting. Zuiho-in allow photos, which the others rarely do. The main gate and the Hojo building date from the early 16th century. There are 2 very good Karesansui [dry landscape garden] designed in 1961... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Zuiho-in is the smallest of the four temples that are open regularly for visiting in Daitoku-ji Complex of Zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto. It has an interesting history, because it was founded by a warlord called Sorin Otomo that converted to Christianity, becoming one of the first Japanese to do that. He became known then as a Christian Daimyo (warlord).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We visited this Temple where we had a Zen meditation with the resident monk and after a Tea Ceremony where we were served tea by the monk himself and his assistants. The zen garden there was magnificent.

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