Kohrin-in Temple Special Opening Schedule
There were probably only 6 visitors while we arrived at Daitoku-ji Kohrin-in Temple. The temple is small, quiet and peaceful, all I heard is the chirping sound of the nightingale floor. The staff is friendly and professional, guided us to all the areas. Photography is allowed in the garden, but I didn’t want to snap too many photos in a Temple. The south garden is gorgeous!
The north garden is very beautiful as well! Not photographed in this photo, a latifolia Thunb(a species of holly) is planted in the corner. latifolia Thunb leaves were used for writing sutra in Ancient India.
There’s a stone with a Kanji ‘爪塚’ written on it in the west garden, it was set up for the finger picks of Koto(Japanese stringed musical instrument). Seems the wife of the previous priest was a Koto master.
Suzuki had the green curry. I had the Japanese lunch set and the fried gyoza(not yaki gyoza) was yummy! This lunch set is not written on the English menu, so you need to ask. And they don’t take credit cards.