Hojo Garden

Nanzen-ji Temple Hojo Garden

Location: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Status: open to the public
Landscaped: in Edo period

 

Nanzen-ji Temple website

Hojo Garden (Ohojo Garden, the Kanei era(1624-1644), created by Enshu Kobori)

The Ohojo Garden was created when Nanzen-ji Temple, destroyed by fire during the Onin War, was rebuilt by Ishin Suden (1569-1633). It is facing the south of Ohojo, a National Treasure, said also to have been created by Enshu Kobori.

The garden, popular among visitors, is commonly known as “Toranoko- watashi-no-niwa” and was designated a National Scenic Site in 1951. The Ohojo and its garden show a magnificent view of harmonization with the Dainichi-san mountain in its background. Thus, it is an elegantly refined Japanese dry garden in the Zen-in style.

Nanzen-ji gardens