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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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  • That little effort is required to book a stunning temples. I think was good Shakyo experience a weekend, others less. I think it can be a very good experience. It should be moist after rain.
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  • Just because the MOSS Temple, all kinds of wonderful. Could stroll leisurely and enjoy the fall foliage, not to proceed to the order from the sutras is done within a large garden, number of very very crowded. The show opens the gate time 20 minutes ago the scheduled visit to your. No one compared to the others, went sightseeing in against people in order to visit the booking with a reply-paid postcard that pompous gatekeepers attitude when you go. At least borders on normal I'd done. Sometimes bamboo Board wishes to write sutras had been looking forward to, but just seems to be, that side would be good luck, bad luck. I think there's evaluation is divided in the opposite end.
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  • It took planing and paperwork 6months in advance to apply and get our entrance tickets. It is worth every effort to get there. Copying out the heart sutra while the monks chant is very moving. The mos...  more »