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Ryoanji
龍安寺

4.4/5
300 Reviews
Ranked No. 6 in Kyoto Important Religious Institutions
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Closed Today 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
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Phone: +81-75-4632216

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Excellent landscape garden, its landscape design and dry landscape as a classic case is often in many design books, its wall height and width proportion is very harmonious, building interior is also interesting.

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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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