“Gold on the water”
The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. The Muromachi period is considered to be a classical age of Japanese garden design. However, it was often hard to get a picture without random people in it because it was so crowded.
There are even students who have to go there to do special assignments. They usually have to get a stamp from the temple and fill out a sheet of paper with questions about the place and it’s past, so even when it isn’t tourist season, there are a lot of people here.
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