Saihō-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera", meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Kōinzan Saihō-ji". The temple, primarily constructed to honor Amitābha, was first founded by Gyōki and was later restored by Musō Soseki. In 1994, Saihō-ji was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto". Over 120 types of moss are present in the two-tiered garden, resembling a beautiful green carpet with many subtle shades.Download Download See more
Visit is only possible with previous registration. The request must be made in a tourist office.
General: 3000 JPY
Official website http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/isan/saihouji.html
More information at japan-guide.com http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3937.html
Phone +81 75 391 3631
Address Kyoto, Japan
Coordinates 34°59'31.976" N 135°41'1.049" E