Daitokuji

Daitokuji

Daitoku-ji  the ‘temple of Great Virtue’ is a Buddhist temple, one of fourteen autonomous branches of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen. It is located in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan.  Daitoku-ji operates some twenty-two sub-temples, the most significant being Daisen-in, Juko-in , and Shinju-an.

The “mountain name” (sango) by which it is known is Ryuhozan. The Daitoku-ji temple complex today covers more than 23 hectares (57 acres).  Many of these temples contain unique and beautiful gardens.  Between the history, architecture and famous gardens within this complex, it is a very popular destination.

List of Sub-temples/gardens

Daiji-in
Daiko-in
Daisen-in
Daiyo-an
Gyokurin-in
Hoshun-in
Juko-in
Kinryu-in
Korin-in
Koto-in
Nyoi-an
Obai-in
Ryogen-in
Ryoko-in
Sangen-in
Shinju-an
Shoju-in
Shogen-in
Shorin-in
Soken-in
Tenzui-ji
Tokuzen-ji
Yotoku-in
Zuiho-in