Ryoan-ji Temple

Local name龍安寺
LocationUkyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. It belongs to the Myōshin-ji school of the Rinzai branch of Zen Buddhism. The Ryōan-ji garden is considered one of the finest surviving examples of kare-sansui, a refined type of Japanese Zen temple garden design generally featuring distinctive larger rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles raked into linear patterns that facilitate meditation. The temple and its gardens are listed as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tags BuddhistPlace of WorshipUNESCOZen BuddhistTempleHeritage
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Adult: 500 JPY
Children under 15: 300 JPY

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryōan-ji

Official Website http://www.ryoanji.jp/

Address Japan

Coordinates 35°2'0.822" N 135°43'4.381" E

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