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Ryoan-ji Hojo Temple Garden


Ryoan-ji Hojo Temple Garden is one of Kyoto's most famous locations. A fence surrounds three sides of an oblong garden of about 1,000 square meters, with white sand spread over the ground. It expresses the ocean and mountains through an arrangement of white sand and stone. The simple arrangement of just 15 stones and white sand expresses the world of Zen. With its low white earthen wall in the background, it is said that this garden expresses islands amidst the expansive ocean. Although limited in space, it gives visitors a sense of infinity. This garden is so famous that when people think of stone gardens they think of Ryoan-ji. The fifteen rocks are arranged so there is always one rock that cannot be seen regardless of the angle.


Address: 13 Ryoan-ji Goryonoshita-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Admission Fee: 500 yen
Closed: Open throughout the year

[Bus]JR Kyoto Stn./Bus/50-min. ride/Ritsumeikan Univ. mae Stop/8-min. walk

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