Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Ryoan-ji Temple

- 龍安寺 -
Foreign friendly
There are English pamphlets available. There is also English information throughout the grounds.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
3758 91 8.0 1 reviews
Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Ryoan-ji Temple

- 龍安寺 -
Foreign friendly
There are English pamphlets available. There is also English information throughout the grounds.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
3758 91 8.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
A temple where you can relax while gazing at a beautiful rock garden
Ryoan-ji is a small temple, yet a popular tourist spot located near Kinkaku-ji Temple. Many people visit this temple mostly because of the famous rock garden. The rock garden is a small garden composed of white sand and 15 rocks. An interesting attribute of the rock garden is that it is made in a way that from any angle, you cannot see all 15 rocks. It remains a mystery as to who made this garden and why. However, gazing at the garden is oddly calming and relaxing. In addition, there are wooden buildings filled with history and a beautiful pond surrounded by greenery. We recommend that you visit Ryoan-ji Temple in the morning, sit on one of the benches and think about the day ahead.
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User Reviews
8.0 Excellent
experience10.0 access6.0 photogenic8.0
Jack - United States of America
Nov. 07, 2018
Details
Open Hours
March 1 - November 30: 8am - 5pm December 1 – The end of February: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
Adult:500yen Age15 and under:300yen
Credit cards
Not accepted
You need about 30 to 40 minutes for a visit. In the morning, you can take your time and avoid the crowd. Many people like to visit during weekend afternoons and during high seasons of spring and fall.
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