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Ryoanji

4.4/5275 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Sun - Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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

About Ryoanji

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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