See the humorous Daruma painting and enjoy the four seasons of Kyoto at the prestigious garden of Toji-in Temple
Toji-in Temple is in the same popular area where you can also find Ninna-ji, Ryoan-ji, and Kinkaku-ji temples. But unlike these temples, Toji-in is located by a back alley, so there are not that many people at the temple, which means that you get to look at it in peace.
The most obvious highlight of this temple is its garden, which changes its appearance depending on the season. The two gardens of the temple were designed by the famous Rinzai-sect Zen monk Muso Soseki (1275-1351) and they both have a completely different feel to them. You can also see the humorous Daruma in the hall way of the temple, but please also note the powerful brushwork on it.
Compared to the other busier sightseeing spots of this area, it feels like time passes at a slower rate here at Toji-in Temple. If you visit this place, I’m sure you’ll feel soothed by the quietness of the garden and the four seasons of Japan.