Took a 40m bus ride here only to find out that you cannot take pictures of the Zen Garden. I didn't go in out of protest.
About Daitoku-ji Temple
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A bit of a bus ride from the center, Daitoko-Ji is the site of many temples, four of which you can visit. Beautiful Japanese gardens, old wooden temples, all in a quiet park-like setting. Definitely worth a visit.
We went to Daitokuji temple to get our fill of zen gardens. These often feature raked pebbles. The main temple is off-limits. You pay a separate entry fee for each sub-temple you visit, which can add up. Usually 4 are open, rarely more, but on...More
I traveled kyoto a lot, as you see there are thousands of temple in the city. Daitokuji is one of the popular temple and all guide book I bought in Japan had this temple. If I point out Daitokuji compare with others, - one big...More
There are many shrines in this complex. It is very important historic part of the development of the Edo period of Japan. It is also a nice place to walk around and enjoy some of their gardens..
We came to this temple & Zen garden on the same day that we found the golden pavilion, which is close by, to be absolutely swamped. Meanwhile here at this temple everything was calm serene & uncrowded. We paid for the tour & we were...More
This huge Buddhist temple grounds feels more like a walled monastery. Within its walls you'll find at least 7 temples, some dating back to the 800s. It sits in the northwest section of Kyoto, not too far from east of the Golden Pavilion. We saw...More
This is a very large complex of temples. Some of them are open to the public and some are not. Its a very peaceful and tranquil place for wander without the usual Kyoto crowds, but difficult to decide which temples are appealing for a visit....More
Since it's located a little away from tourist area of Kinkakuji temple, this temple is more serene and peaceful. You can feel the true heart of Zen here. A very good substitute to crowded Ryoanji temple since the compounds are quite similar.