Daisen-in is the most important sub-temple of Daitokuji Temple.
In 1509 Rokkaku Masayori founded Daisen-in. The main hall is the original building. It is one of the oldest remaining Zen sect hojo buildings and is a national treasure. Shoin is an important cultural property.
The garden is said to be a rock garden representing Karesansui (dry landscape), with many huge stones arranged in a small area, so that anyone can clearly see the mountains and streams. This garden speaks about the flow of life.
This temple is open to the public all year round. However, this temple strictly restricts photography. In fact, all photography is prohibited after entering the entrance.
Nearby spots from Daisen-in
Daisen-in is located on the north side of Daitokuji’s main buildings. Its entrance is a little confusing.