Korin-in, a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, was founded by Yoshifusa Hatekeyama, a warlord of the Noto, now Ishikawa, Prefecture, in 1521-1623. The hojo main building and other elements are in the Muromachi style. It has a famous tea room, Kankyo-tei, and a dry garden. Korin-in is normally closed except for a couple of times each year.

Daitoku-ji is a complex of 24 sub-temples, and a main center of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. Daitoku-ji would provide a good overview of zen temples and gardens.