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Saihoji Temple, Kyoto

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#17 of 77 in Parks in Kyoto
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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  • This was a nice experience, but having been told this was THE place to see for moss, I was disappointed. You have to apply by writing ahead of time to be able to go here and it's about $30 each for ad...  more »
  • Or go not book a reply-paid postcard to visit wife from school I wanted to go West saiho-JI (MOSS Temple) is a temple and Temple admission is at least 3,000 yen per person, and quite a high threshold could go quite firmly that it was. And also through the garden was a truly historic Moss Temple in Temple priest recited the Sutra, wish to dedicate in wooden ❗
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  • We visited on Saturday 2 February. Advance in postcards and book, gathered at 13. But it was raining this day was about 70-80 people. Contains more than 3,000 yen per person at the reception desk, is passed to the main hall. Objected to religious insight, sitting in the main hall and then into your wood deck to write their wishes and offerings to the Gohonzon and exit. Afterwards, stroll in the garden. Chilly with rain and called it early, but beautiful moss green. Considered the most beautiful sunny skies after the rain.
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