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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. Saihoji Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • The temple grounds were overrun with tourists in 1977, so the monks established an elaborate system of reserving a space for a 10:00 a.m or 1:00 p.m. visit. You write a request to the monastery with....  more
    The temple grounds were overrun with tourists in 1977, so the monks established an elaborate system of reserving a space for a 10:00 a.m or 1:00 p.m. visit. You write a request to the monastery with....  more »
  • While this temple is serene and beautiful it is just not worth the admission price considering how many other more beautiful places there are in Kyoto. Also, getting here is a challenge and just the....  more
    While this temple is serene and beautiful it is just not worth the admission price considering how many other more beautiful places there are in Kyoto. Also, getting here is a challenge and just the....  more »
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  • A breathtaking moss garden! They have more than 120 spices of moss. Entry fee is 4,000 yen but worth the experience. No walk in, online reservation only!
  • Stunning place! The gardens are beautiful! I would recommend it to anyone who loves plants and a quite walk. Need to book in-advance, as they limit guests per day in the interest of the gardens.

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