In the period of the Northern and Southern Courts in the second year of the Genko era (1322), the Rinzai sect Myoshin-ji School Dai Unzan Kokoku-ji Temple was founded by Koho Kakumyo Zenji and was donated by Yasu Kunu Kou, a local ruling family.
The beautiful dry landscape garden was built over a period of 3 and a half years from 1830 by Gentan Sawa, a gardener employed by Lord Matsudaira Harusato, the seventh lord of Matsue.
The garden that incorporates the unique dry landscape of the Zen temple and the reservoir (Kinkyochi Pond) in the Mt. Tabushi behind it was ranked eighth in 2005 and twelfth in 2006 in US Japanese magazine “Journal of Japanese Gardening”.
Admission : 300 yen
20 minutes walk from Ichibata Train Tabibushi Station