Daikokuji is the Rinzai Zen Buddhist sect's chief temple complex, destroyed and rebuilt on several occasions. The Daisenin temple has a famous rock garden. The Kotoin temple is famous for its maple trees in autumn. The abbot's garden (hojo garden) is a large rectangle more than half covered with white sand and bordered by a ground mount set with rocks and a symbolic stream, raked every day to suggest rippling water. Together, the composition forms a symbolic landscape.