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Daitokuji Temple, Kyoto: 6 reviews and 12 photos

  Daisen-in's Pine Tree
by Rabbityama

Daisen-in is a subtemple of Daitokuji Temple, located within the Daitokuji Temple Complex. It is known for its Zen rock garden, constructed in the Muromachi Period. The Zen garden here is an excellent example of creating natural scenery through the rocks. The larger rocks represent mountains, while the white sand represents a flowing river. This image of nature is very easy to see at Daisen-in; It really looks like a river with mountains in the background!

Daisen-in is also known for it's well-trained pine tree, which has a very interesting shape.

Another reason to visit Daisen-in is to taste the delicious cinnamon sweets! The temple makes its own special bite size snack that is not sold anywhere else, and it's well worth the money to purchase it! Even if you don't enter the temple, you can come and purchase the sweets!

Address: 54-1 Daitokuji-cho Murasakino Kita-ku
Phone: 075-491-8346

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  • Written Oct 2, 2010
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