zen temple was founded in 1718 and belongs to the rinzai sect of
buddhism, in the tradition of the temple Myôshin-ji, which has a huge temple compound nearby
and houses the famous Hanazono University. Hôrin-ji is better
known as the "Daruma Temple" in Kyoto. Within the area of 2000 m²
there is also a hall in memory of famous film stars, a hall with
daruma tumbler dolls and few beautiful gardens.