The Daitoku-ji Temple is one of the fourteen temples managed by branches of the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism. It consists of a main temple and several sub temples and covers an area of more than 56 acres.
The Daitoku-ji Temple was founded by a Buddhist monk Shuho Myocho in 1326. It was the favorite temple of Emperor Go Daigo of Japan. It was at the time, regarded as one of the five most sacred temples in Kyoto. During the reign of the Ashikaga Shogunate, the temple ceased to receive royal... view more