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Zuiho-in Temple, Kyoto

Zuiho-in Temple - Kyoto, Japan
Zuiho-in Temple
53 Murasakino Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan 603-8231Map
+81 75 491 1454
Neighborhood: Kita-ku
Overview

This is the mortuary temple of a Christian daimyo, Sorin Otomo [1467-1568]. He was well known for both his international outlook and as an art collector. In 1562 he took the name Sorin when he became a Buddhist lay monk. Francisco was the Christian name he received in 1562 when he was baptized. The focus of the temple (established in 1535) is its rock garden, which includes a cross-motif in one grouping of stones.

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Zuiho-in Temple General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Kitaoji/City Subway
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