Enjoy the four seasons of Japan in the zen garden of Taizo-in Temple
The oldest of the 46 sub-temples within or close to Myoshin-ji premises, Taizo-in Temple is open for the public to visit the beautiful zen garden and see the display of a famous drawing by Josetsu, an artist who popularized Chinese art in Japan. The drawing is called, “Hyonenzu” which features a man trying to catch a catfish (namazu) with a gourd-shaped container (hyotan). Check out the namazu and hyotan symbols throughout the temple like at the entrance of the garden or on the merchandise that is sold inside. Taizo-in is a popular spot to see the cherry blossom trees during spring time and the maples leaves during autumn season. The temple has special events during the year, so remember to check their website!