The temple itself was built in 1546, after the Onin war (1467-77), so many of its building have never burnt and are still in their original shape.
The main garden to the south of the Hōjō is called Dokuza-tei (独坐庭 ). The Chinese characters mean Alone-Sitting-Garden and refer to an Island of the Taoist mythology. From the famous Horai-Zan, the Mountain of the Blessed, a long and thin peninsula protrudes into the rough sea. Even further away is a single island, sitting alone in the rough waters of the wide sea. If you look at the garden, it is actually really easy to see the Horai-zan in the right-hand corner, the peninsula in front of it and the rough sea.
Contents of the eBook
- History of Zuihō-in
- -Shigemori Mirei-
- Anika’s Impressions
- Recommendations around Zuihō-in
- Access & General Information
- Related eBooks
12 pages full of information about the temple
21 pictures of the gardens
PDF 15 MB
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Bus: Take the bus 205 or 206 and get off at the stop ‘Daitoku-ji’.
Subway: Take the Karasuma line to Kitaō-ji station and walk about 15 minutes in a westward direction.
EN: 〒603-8231, Kyoto-Shi, Kita-Ku, Murasakino, 53 Daitoku-ji-Chō
JP: 〒603-8231, 京都市 北区 紫野 大徳寺町53
9am – 5pm