After sitting in Gaotai Temple, we went to the Yuande Court in the next tower, where, like Gaotai Temple, Ning Ning, the wife of Feng Chen Xiuji, was built as a memorial to Xiuji. I just bought a pass of 900 yen for Yuande Court in Gaotai Temple. Although I had never heard of Yuande Court before, I passed away with the mentality that how should I go to see it when I paid for the ticket? There are no cherry blossoms here, there are no cherry blossoms here, there are no cherry blossoms here! Yuandeyuan is a place where self-cultivation makes people copy scriptures. If there are few people in Gaotai Temple, there is almost no one here. It's interesting to imagine the quiet and elegant life in old age with a small step on the cool grass mat floor in the interior. Although there is no cherry blossom in Yuande courtyard, and the courtyard landscape is not as high as Gaotai Temple, sitting quietly on the terrace of the inner hall to enjoy the scenery of withered mountains and waters, I feel that my Buddhist life has reached a higher level.
Yuande Temple is located on the road to Gaotai Temple. The joint ticket of Gaotai Temple contains Yuande Temple. As the former residence of Xiuji's family, it is not particularly famous. Generally, it is a joint ticket tourists who come to visit it. Compared with the big temple, the small courtyard is not big, but it is a unique Japanese courtyard. I don't know what the three big black days written on the signboard mean.
Yuandeyuan is also very close to Qingshui Temple. It is near Gaotai Temple. All the tickets nearby can be seen together. I like it very much. Few tourists are quiet inside. It's worth staying for an afternoon. It is built on the hills, with water and pavilions. Especially when it's approaching autumn, you can see layers of different colors. It's a quiet courtyard.
Yuande Temple is located on the path to Gaotai Temple, but the inconspicuous gate has a long history. This is the place where Ning Ning, the wife of Hideki Toyoshi, who was one of the three outstanding Japanese soldiers in the Warring States Period, lived for the last nineteen years after Hideki Toyoshi's death. Ningning is also known as one of the three wives of the Warring States Period.
The monastery beside Gaotai Temple can be directly accessed by the Shiping Trail. The establishment of the monastery may be related to the wife of Feng Chen Xiuji. Quietness is the common feature of the small temple. The dry landscape in the front hall and the back hall are all worth watching. It also provides free meditation experience, transcription of scriptures, making landscape models, and the completion of the whole process can have a very lovely certificate.
In 2017, the tickets for Yuandeyuan + Gaotai Temple + Palm Art Museum were only 800 yen, and in 2018 the price rose to 900 yen. Every year in Kyoto, where cherry blossoms are blooming, there are lantern trails. The green trees and limestone layout of Yuandeyuan are exquisite. It is most suitable for viewing night maple and night cherry.
Close to Gaotai Temple, it will open in the evening of red leaf season. It's not big, it's a quiet Japanese courtyard.
Yuandeyuan is located at the foot of Lingshan Mountain in eastern Kyoto. Near Gaotai Temple. You can buy tickets for Yuande Court, Gaotai Temple and Palm Art Museum. The garden is roughly divided into three parts. Both Nanting and Beiting and Chating. It is famous in Japan because of the North Politics Institute.
The ticket package for Gaotai Temple is very expensive in the tickets for Kyoto Temple, but it is worth watching. As smart as a new pin.