Taizo-in is a small Zen Buddhist Temple located in northwestern Kyoto on the quiet and spacious grounds of Myoshin-ji. The area is surrounded by temples that belong to Kyoto’s World Heritage site, including the Golden Pavilion, and is not far from the scenic mountains and rivers of Arashiyama. Taizo-in is the oldest sub-temple of the Myοshin-ji Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple. It was founded by Zen priest Muinsoin in 1404. The original temple buildings were burned during the Οnin War (1467-1477), and were later rebuilt.
Taizo-in is well known for its two beautiful gardens.
Address: 4 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto.
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