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Zuihoin Garden

Address: Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-491-1454
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Ranked #232 of 403 Attractions in Kyoto
4.0 of 5 stars 6 Reviews
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The grounds and the buildings were beautiful. It was very peaceful and relaxing to wander the grounds. There were not a lot of people around so you didn't have to fight the crowds. We were able to participate in a tea ceremony which was fascinating. We enjoyed talking to the reverend via an interpreter.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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185 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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