Torin-in (東林院) is a sub-temple of Myoshin-ji. It is located on the easternmost part of the grounds, at the end of a dead end alley. The temple was founded in 1531. Like many sub-temples, it was at the time a family-owned temple. The temple ownership changed to the Yamana family in 1556, at which time the temple was renamed and moved to Myoshin-ji.
The temple opens to the public only on special dates when a specific flower blooms and falls to rest on the moss. Outside of this season (end of June), it is possible to stay for the night (shukubo - 宿坊). The current head priest is a renowned master of Buddhist cuisine and it is possible to book one of his classes or enjoy a "temple food" dinner (shoujin-ryoki -精進料理) here.
Nearby: Daishin-in 大心院 (90m), Daiō-in 大雄院 (150m), Tōkai-in 東海院 (160m), Kōbai-in 衡梅院 (160m), Yotoku-in 養徳院 (170m), Keishun-in 桂春院 (220m), Ryōsen-an 龍泉庵 (230m), Rinshō-in 麟祥院 (240m), Chishō-in 智勝院 (270m), Chōkei-in 長慶院 (280m),...
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Keywords: Japan, 日本, Japon, Kyoto, 京都, 右京, Ukyo-ku, 妙心寺, temple, 寺院, 仏閣, Myoshin-ji, 東林院, Torin-in, subtemple, 塔頭