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妙心寺 退蔵院 Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple Sakura cherry blossoms Kyoto
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Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple


Taizo-in is a small Zen Buddhism temple located in northwestern Kyoto on the quiet and spacious grounds of Myoshin-ji. 

The area is surrounded by temples that belong to Kyoto's World Heritage site, including the Golden Pavilion, 
and is not far from the scenic mountains and rivers of Arashiyama.

With its beautiful gardens and treasures of Japanese art, 
Taizo-in is the oldest and most famous sub-temples of the Myoshin-ji complex, 
and one of the few Buddhism temples in Kyoto to offer real Zen culture to the international visitor. 
Here you can experience Zen meditation, tea ceremony, calligraphy, 
and temple-stay with a friendly and dedicated staff.

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Copyright: Kudo Kenji Photograph
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Uploaded: 21/04/2012
Updated: 24/04/2014
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Tags: kyoto; taizoin; cherry blossoms; myoshinji
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