"Shakkei" of Mt. Hiei
This temple was originally built as an emperor's villa, making use of the scenery of Mt. Hiei as it is in the scenery of the garden. In other words, this place was selected as a villa place to capture this view into the garden.
In this way, the designing the garden by making the background scenery as it, is called "Shakkei" in Japanese. Incidentally, the literal translation of "Shakkei" is "borrowing landscape".
Little remote from central kyoto.
We recommend taking a taxi from "Kokusai Kaikan" at the subway station. (About 2km, 6minute drive)