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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. Saihoji Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kyoto Edition.
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  • Don't let it happen to you that happened to me, warning early on: the castle is not open to tourists. You can visit it, but it's all a complex process (you need to send a letter to them with I don't know how many days in advance or something). The temple is super far away from everything and you need to go to a train station and walk more 1:00, to get there and find the gate closed. Frustrating!
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  • In the beauty of the trees out sunny to cloudy skies and reflected in the pond blew my breath away. It is a beautiful garden. But until there is because I felt I never take. From the beauty of the MOSS can be seen here and there in. A reply-paid postcard application form nor ahead of what seems to me?-did. Changing the posture, so tightly packed into a Hall. Without taking off their coats from a cramped. But if you take place! I think 60 minutes summer sutras is 90 minutes so the winter I wish to write to Goma Thursday, told noodle shop in front of the gate. It works with the brevity of the day? It is enough if life goes 1.
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  • During the maple visit, this number is called the most difficult monastery, which needs to be preceded by a postcard, a 3000-day ticket. You may have a sense of distance, but wait until you get into the interview, and you'll feel that it's all about the system, the centuries-old moss, the sacred temple of meditation, the landscape and the heavens and the earth, The courtyard is designed to be as simple as human work. Recommended and recommended
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