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Saihoji Temple, Kyoto
(3.5/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
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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  • Return postcard, and advance registration admission time is not specified, but you can see rare Moss garden. Sutras, but was rather fresh. Found in the sutras, and visitors, as well as admission fee 3000 Yen worth.
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  • This a special meditative place to visit with an opportunity to copy a Sutra, which is a meditative practice in and of itself even if you dont understand it (one which so appealed that we repeated in ...  more »
  • 需要提前2周預約,收到確認信之後才能成形,門票很貴,進去之後要先抄一遍心經,儘管得見西芳寺的真容著實不易,但這一切都是值得的。去那邊的外國人很多,中國遊客倒是基本沒看到,據說是喬布斯本人非常喜歡的一間寺廟,很具禪意。