This place seems to put too much emphasis on emptying your wallet. We went to the Daisen-in, which is supposed to be the best Zen garden, but they would not allow you to take photos.
The garden itself was miniscule, and any atmosphere was ruined by the local guide shouting very loudly, as well as the constant cackle from the ladies in the reception area.
We tried to make the most of it, but frankly, only one area is mildly intersting, and the "eternity" section was spoiled with the noise from the nearby reception, so we headed out through the gift shop section.
Really not worh the entrance fee. If this is the best Zen garden, then the others must be awful.
We were going to visit another temple in the complex, but they wanted another 400 YEN each, so we didn't bother.
This was really the only low point in our Japanese holiday.
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