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Ryoanji
Kyoto Top 6 in Important Religious Institution

4.4/5
296 Reviews
Temple
Liked by 9
Closed Open from 1/1-2/28,8:30am-4:30pm;Open from 3/1-11/30,8:00am-5:00pm;Open from 12/1-12/31,8:30am-4:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: 13 Ryoanji Goryonoshitacho, Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8001, Japan
Official website: http://www.ryoanji.jp
Phone: +81-75-4632216

What people are saying:

something to be experienced. Amazing calmness and energy at this place. Take your time..

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  • HarryTours_Official
    HarryTours_Official
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    Not sure why, but the Zen garden stays with you

    I wouldn't consider myself a particularly spiritual person, but I do recall our visit to the Ryoan-Ji Temple and its main attraction the Zen rock garden quite vividly. It was a mix of irony, awe and c...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604869739000+0800)/
  • chiangmaicharlies
    chiangmaicharlies
    sydney
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    Two beautiful places to visit in one.

    A beautiful temple in lovely condition with many interesting artifacts. The garden is a supreme example of the traditional Japanese Garden. Both are great for photography.

    Reviewed on /Date(1599667898000+0800)/
  • Dioc
    Dioc
    Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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    A Great Place to Contemplate and Reflect

    A temple of the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai sect and a World Heritage Site. It was originally a country house and it was converted in 1450 to a Zen training temple. It is a beautiful Zen Garden s...

    Reviewed on /Date(1594024840000+0800)/
  • Cholo_Juan
    Cholo_Juan
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    Mesmerising and enigmatic beauty

    The kare-sansui (dry landscape) garden at Ryoanji Temple has delighted visitors for centuries , the meaning embodied in the garden has been lost in time, it has also undergone a couple of make overs i...

    Reviewed on /Date(1592260205000+0800)/
  • chrisfowleredin
    chrisfowleredin
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    Ryoanji Temple and Historic Rock Garden

    After walking through the temples extensive gardens, which you should enjoy, you'll eventually arrive at the historic zen rock garden. Enjoy the peace and tranquility it brings. Plus a few great photo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585122516000+0800)/

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Introduction

Ryoan-ji is a temple of Zen Buddhism within the northwest a part of the city whose name manner 'temple of the peaceful dragon'. Zen and lay visitors alike experience a feel of calm right here (despite the thousands of other people also right here to enjoy that equal feel of calm). Of word right here is the Zen rock lawn inside the temple's grounds, which incorporates 15 rocks blanketed with moss on a bed of flawlessly raked white gravel. They may be placed so that visitors can handiest see 14 rocks from any perspective. Earlier than getting into a temple, it is standard to use the basin in the front to scrub hands and mouth to purify yourself.
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