We stumbled upon Eikan-do after walking the Path of Philosophy. It's a huge complex with sprawling beautiful gardens, including many raked zen sand gardens (best ones I saw in Japan!). Unlike a few temples you can walk around almost all of the buildings and enter most shrines (wood floor can be a bit chilly on the feet in winter though). The architecture itself is stunning, but also the art and shrines are also great, including the famous Amida Buddha head turning statue.
Probably allow an hour at Eikan-do minimum.
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