late 14th century (Kamakura period); extensions by Nakane Kinsaku in 20th century.
8am - 5:30pm
Added to JGarden:
Temple founded by Ashikaga Takauji in 1341 as the family temple. This compact and beautiful garden is not too trampled by the tourists. Marc Treib and Ron Herman recommend visiting in the late afternoon when the shadows are deep.
When the floating bridge
Of the dream of a spring night
Was snapped, I awoke:
In the sky a bank of clouds
Was drawing away from the peak.
Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) Shinkokin Wakashû trans. by Donald Keene