Kodai-ji Temple, formally known as the Kodaijusho-zenji Temple, is located in the Higashiyama mountains of Kyoto. It was established in 1605 by the noblewoman Kita-no-Mandokoro in memory of her late husband, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Temple are famous for the "Kodaiji Makie", a well-known gold-relief lacquer work.
The stroll garden around the lake was reportedly designed by Korobi Enshu and has been designated as a Historic and Scenic Site by the goverment.
Karesansui Garden or "dry landscape” garden is desinged for meditation.
A bamboo grove is located near the Kodai-ji Temple.