Yet another temple but it combines small pond (lake) with an small but interesting temple. Don't allow a lot of time for your visit, 1 to 1.5 hours is more than enough.
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Although not originally on my list of places to see in Kyoto, I found myself at the Ryoanji Temple when I joined a guided tour of Kyoto, primarily to visit the nearby Kinkakuji Temple nearby. I am so glad that I visited because it really...More
There are a lot of famous temples in Japan and maybe half them are in Kyoto. Ryoan-ji's rock garden is the pinnacle of Zen gardens - arguably the most famous example of Zen art, perhaps The Highest Masterpiece and expression of Japanese culture. But, for...More
The outside gardens are beautiful. The rock garden itself, well... Probably excellent if you are an expert. At least so they say. Frankly, if you are just a layman like us, it's vastly over-rated. Other than this disappointment, the gardens are enjoyable.
This garden has to be seen it is stunning in its simplicity and really is a place for contemplation , sits within a beautiful wider park with some nice walks , slow down and take some time out here Ryoanji temple
You got to go to this place, and you got to sit in front of the rocks and mediating. I compare this to the art masterpieces produced by Van Gogh or Monet. This is surely a masterpiece of art - because it is shocking and...More
Our favourite temple in Kyoto! A true gem- beautiful garden, exquisite temple, impressive rock garden and a nice terrace all around the temple to enjoy quiet atmosphere and genuine beauty of nature. And an added bonus-not a lot of tourists!