Zen Garden, Korin-in Temple
Another Daitokuji sub-temple, Korin-in is not open to the public on a regular basis. It is only open during the spring and autumn sightseeing seasons. Unlike Daisen-in, which is always crowded with tourists, here you can experience a more quiet atmosphere.
The temple, which was founded in the 1520s was supported by the powerful Sengoku-era Daimyo, Maeda Toshiie, who often visited the temple when he was in Kyoto. Located in the northwestern end of Kyoto, the temple must have been very isolated and rustic in those days, and it is interesting to imagine that the Sengoku warlord had come to this place perhaps in search of some calm in what were very turbulent times.