Korin-in was originally built in 1520 as a family temple. Korin-in is only open a few weeks per year, during November. The garden represents part of China with mountains as azaleas and rhododendrons, with islands represented as rocks. The small entrance with the window on the left of the garden is a unique feature of this temple garden. This style of entrance with window is a classic feature of many famous zen gardens, including Kodai-ji, Ginkaku-ji and Kenin-ji but is not often found elsewhere.