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Saihoji Temple, Kyoto

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Visit Saihoji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Zen and peace. At the eighth-century temple complex, which is covered in over 120 species of moss, you'll find a central pond, which takes the shape of the Chinese character for heart. Find three tea houses tucked away in the garden, then head to the eastern side of the complex to find the temple hall and a three-story pagoda. Use our Kyoto tourist route planner to add Saihoji Temple and other attractions to your Kyoto vacation plans.
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  • I wonder if it's okay in the MOSS Temple. "MOSS Temple" is the name of the National District's from exactly, say, rokuon-ji Temple Kinkaku-ji in it... no matter how much even the official name it worldwide as the MOSS temple name has infiltrated.... There was not going to go, and I don't really want to go devious friend, I came ago our half so no way, postcards... hassle with a where take 9,000 well, and went on three. Reach this high admission fees across the country approximately 3500-Temple not seen elsewhere but I have done this. This is better than the narrow Temple said from the value to less than 2000 yen yase, I guess. The only shining rays of the Sun, there is snow, it was a beautiful place is.
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  • From on Katsura station on the Hankyu line arrived about 20 minutes on foot. In moist condition had a forecast of heavy snow 2 / 11 Sun peeping snow remains there, so walking around the garden now. Temple get 100 people or less, Sutra 3 times, Zazen wasan one chant after the Memorial trees that write the conveniences visited. This is the journey takes about 20 minutes. One space is very narrow, only to sit straight, sitting down at the luggage and put between the desk did not. Not written for others feelings of bad reception, or because there were fewer worshippers, was a guide to polite and, description of the garden, was very good.
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  • It takes preparation to get into this temple (also known as Kokedera), you need to apply well in advance to get an entry permit that is for a specified time and date (see Lonely Planet Kyoto or intern...  more »