With a history spanning over five centuries, Ryoanji Temple boasts probably the nation's most iconic rock garden. Founded in 1450, the temple stands atop an even older aristocrat's residence. The garden notably features 15 rocks of varying sizes and shapes spread out across the surface, each surrounded by a small patch of moss. Think about the mysterious symbolism of the garden, which features a design that obscures at least one rock from view from all angles. Afterwards, wander the extensive temple grounds, which boast a number of walking trails, shrines, flowering trees, and a pond. Wrap up you visit with a quick meal at the onsite cafe. Plan to see Ryoanji Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kyoto trip planner .
Tours to Ryoanji Temple
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Duration: 3 hours
Ryoanji Temple Reviews
テレビとかではみておりましたが、実物は初めてでした。 非常に、厳かな雰囲気に包まれており、心が落ち着きました。 more »I've been watching it on TV and so on, but it was my first time to see the real thing. It was very solemn and calm.
Tiden står stille... Og du slapper af. Det koster lidt at komme ind men er er en del af must see pakken. more »Time stands still... And you relax. It costs a bit to enter but is is part of the must see package.
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