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Obai-in is a temple which began with the construction of a koan hermitage by Nobunaga Oda as a memorial for his father, Nobuhide. The Sakumuken priests' quarters and tearoom, the oldest existing among Japanese Zen temples, and the Jikichu-tei...more
Obai-in is one of the twenty-ish subtemples of Datoku-ji. In my overall review of Datuko-ji, I am giving it a score of only "1" (terrible) because there was nothing to see unless one paid (again and again) to enter each subtemple. Naturally, it would not...More
The information on this temple said it was just re-landscaped and opened to the public, they did a great job. Unfortunately no photography was allowed inside the garden and building.There were blooming plants artfully placed in the moss and small tree/shrub landscape, it was gorgeous....More
Date of experience: March 2016
mariko585, 広報担当マネージャー at Obai-in, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016
Thank you for your visit.
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Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.