Daitokuji temple in Kyoto, Japan

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Daitokuji temple in Kyoto, Japan

Zen – or the Art of Waiting.

Daitokuji is one of the most beautiful temple complexes in Japan. It’s a world of Zen temples and sublime gardens, consisting of 24 subtemples, among which: Ryogen-in, Obai-in, Zuiho-in and Koto-in.

Koto-in was esstablished in 1601 at the behest of the famed military leader Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563-1645). It is one of the most popular subtemples, particularly in autumn.