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Ryoanji
龍安寺

4.4/5
301 Reviews
Kyoto Top 6 in Important Religious Institution
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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
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Phone: +81-75-4632216

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This is a very famous representative of the dry landscape of Japan, and it is also a world cultural heritage. You can see the layout of the landscape inside. It is really very beautiful. If you like the Japanese courtyard, this place must come.

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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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