Ryoanji, the famous rock garden temple in Kyoto

“What is the message behind the design of this garden?”

I wondered when I visited the famous Ryoanji’s rock garden.

Ryoanji is known for the simple rock garden where 15 rocks are placed.

It is one plain garden, if you just look at it, but I found the space that the garden creates unexplainably calming, when I sat down and gazed at the garden from the veranda.
 

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A showcase of Golden Temple (Kinkaku-ji) in Kyoto with pictures!

‘wow….(speechless)’

This was my reaction when I saw Kinkaku-ji for the first time in my childhood.

My parents told me the temple is covered with gold leaf before getting there.

But the real thing made me astonished!

Seeing the actual golden temple was definitely different from looking at the pictures.
 

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