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Ryogen-in Temple

82-1 Daitokuji-cho Murasakino Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-491-7635
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My favorite temple in Daitoku-Ji

Definitely our preferred temple within the Daitoku-Ji complex Ryogen-In is small and intimate... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
BLshanghai
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Singapore, Singapore
World famous

A MUST see! The Ryōan-ji #garden is considered one of the (if not the) finest surviving examples of... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
ericdallemagne
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This temple is home to the most famous Zen rock garden in Japan, which has been in existence since the 15th century.
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3 Dec 2017
“My favorite temple in Daitoku-Ji”
7 Aug 2017
“World famous”
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82-1 Daitokuji-cho Murasakino Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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+81 75-491-7635
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Definitely our preferred temple within the Daitoku-Ji complex Ryogen-In is small and intimate, with small but really nice rock gardens There is a great Dragon painting on one of the inside wall that should not be missed

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A MUST see! The Ryōan-ji #garden is considered one of the (if not the) finest surviving examples of #kare-sansui ("dry landscape"), a refined type of #Japanese Zen temple #garden design generally featuring distinctive larger #rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles (small, carefully...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Ryōgen-in offers an austere and simple beauty for those with the patience to see the beauty in quiet, contemplative spaces. If you prefer large, kinetic spectacles, you might want to skip it. It's a good space to enjoy silence and to contemplate the carefully arranged...More

Thank Leonard G
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Ryogen-in is a subtemlple of Daitokuji and one of the special places for me in Kyoto. There are a couple of really small rock gardens here that integrated with the temple around create a beautiful space. Visited 12 years ago and had to do it...More

Thank Eric_Greeney
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful and traditional. Worth it. We enjoyed the zen garden and people are kind. We made beautiful pictures of this temple thank you:small but good value.

Thank Alek M
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Beautiful gardens incorporating the famous rock garden. A must visit really. Go early if you can to avoid the crowds. Extra time recommended at the risk garden if you have the time. A wander in the gardens proper is also essential.

Thank TwoSheds57
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

The Ryogen is famous for its stone gardens which one can continplate from the side of the some of the various temples in the enclosure

Thank Jack T
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

This is by far my favourite Zen sub-temple in the Daitok-ji Tempe complex. It has 5 beautiful rock and moss gardens surrounding the abbot's residence. Staff were wonderful and helpful. We were able to view (and photograph) all 5 gardens. Such a serene place to...More

Thank GayGourmand
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Ryogen-in is one of the four temples in the Zen Buddhist complex Daitoku-ji open during the whole year for public to visit in Kyoto. it was founded 1502 and it was in a certain period of its history the residence of the main priest from...More

Thank JuPereira
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Reviewed 23 August 2005

Ryoan-ji is a truly lovely place. The Zen garden for which it is famous is indeed a calm and thoughtful place. Apparently many Japanese people think so too, because it was swarming with visitors when we were there. But everyone was fairy quiet and respectful,...More

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