Zuiho-in Temple (瑞峯院)
Zuiho-in Temple was founded in 1535 by Yoshishige OTOMO, known as the Christian Daimyo of Kyushu, who named Daiman Kokushi (Tesshu Sokyu), to whom he had become devoted, as kaisan (founding priest).
The name Zuiho-in Temple is derived from Sorin's (Yoshishige OTOMO) posthumous Buddhist name 'Zuihoin Denzuiho Sorin Kyoshi.'
Hojo (Important Cultural Property)
Constructed in 1535 and is a valuable relic of Muromachi period hojo (abbot's quarters) architecture.
A modern Mt. Penglai style garden created on the 400th anniversary of founding priest Daiman Kokushi that represents the majestic solitary Mt. Penglai standing tranquilly among the raging waves.
A unique garden brimming with the memory of Christian Daimyo Yoshishige OTOMO and featuring a seven stone arrangement in which a hidden crucifix becomes visible when viewed from a certain angle.
A reproduction of the teahouse of which Sottakusai, the 8th generation of the Omotesenke family line, was particularly fond.
Favored by Seisai, the 12th generation of the Omotesenke family line. It is the only reverse arrangement teahouse within the grounds of Daitoku-ji Temple.
Heisei Taian Teahouse
A reproduction of SEN no Rikyu's Taian Teahouse constructed during the Heisei period (1989-).
Important Cultural Properties
Main hall (hojo) (tsuketari an entrance)
Take the Kyoto City Bus from JR West Kyoto Station to 'Daitoku-ji mae' bus stop (approximately 30 minutes) and walk.