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How many people can say they stayed at a temple complex? Such a fun experience and beautiful place to stay. Our room opened up to one of the rock gardens. Breakfast every day was very good and they were able to accommodate because I am...More
Daishin-in is a traditional Rinzai Buddhist temple where you can stay in a peaceful serene environment...
If you are interested in Zen Buddhism and practicing of meditation or zazen this place is a lovely place to be, especially if you are solo traveler.
The temple is beautiful as are the grounds. It is in the midst of a huge temple complex and was so nice to walk around and see the sights. It was very quiet and relaxing. The breakfast was nice and very traditional. The walls are...More
Our one-night stay at Daishin-in was our favorite part of our 10 day trip in Tokyo and Kyoto. The Myoshin-ji complex and Daishin-in temple are beautiful and very peaceful. It was a great way to experience Japanese culture and also take time to relax.
Our Japanese friends took us to this place, and it was a truly memorable stay. It is very Japanese, a little bit like a homestay, with futon on tatami and the shoji, the sliding doors. It is very quiet, romantic and spirituel. Take a taxi...More
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.