Originally Heian in 886; current features built in 17th century (Edo period)
9am - 4pm
Added to JGarden:
The original temple included more than 60 sub-temples but was largely destroyed in the 15th century Onin Wars. The Tokugawa and Imperial families reconstructed much of it in the 17th century. Many buildings were again destroyed by fire in the 20th century. These were reconstructed in a Momoyama style.
The gardens are designed to be seen from both a fixed location and by strolling through them.
I shall go behind the mountain.
Go there too, O moon,
Night after night we shall keep each other company.