If you are on a short trip to Kyoto, and coming by train, it is easy to pay a visit to this temple due to its proximity to Kyoto Station. This is the headquarters of the Chizan School of Shingon Buddhism and perhaps the great master of tea Sen no Rikyu himself designed the garden here. The temple was established in 1598 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a shrine to his eldest son. The present buildings date from 1947, however. The main feature of the garden is the pond, designed to be viewed from the veranda. In May, the azaleas are in bloom.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Religious
- Nearest Train: Shichijo/Keihan Line