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Agree with other reviews that this feels as though the prohibition of photography is less about preserving the peace and experience than about encouraging you to buy postcards and other souvenirs. We didn't regret visiting this temple, but came away feeling a little underwhelmed and...More
Last time I was here I was put off by the sheer commercialism of it. Unlike Ryoanji where you feel welcome to share the extraordinary nature of the garden, at Daisen-in you feel all the time that you're seen as an opportunity to make money....More