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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 an experience that made our Kyoto trip for us. The sutra and prayers at start were really interesting and staff were very helpful with us. Then when let loose into gardens it was like walking...  more »
  • The grounds around the temple were beautiful and very peaceful to walk through even on a rainy day. The moss absorbed any tourist noise as well as the rain drops. Some of the walkways were a bit slipp...  more »
  • This temple was well worth the $30 (aud) entry fee and entry process! You need to apply to see this temple more than 3 weeks prior to the time you want to go (but less than 2 months before). There are...  more »
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