Continuing this week’s series of features on the Gardens of Kyoto from
our Great Gardens and Parks portfolios.
Daisenin is the more enigmatic garden counterpart to the clean lines of
Ryoan-ji. Another “Zen Garden” with its dry raked gravel, Daisenin has an
intimacy and series of boardwalks that give a serial, sequential feel to its
spaces. The piles of gravel in the main garden have the appearance of a hybrid,
somewhere between that of Ginkaku-ji perfection and Ryoan-ji gravel and