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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, Kyoto Edition.
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  • 2019/6/30 (Sun) It was the rainy season, but I made a reservation in advance with the determination to go even if it rains. Because the number of tourists is limited, the feeling of moss is wonderful.
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  • I went to the gate and turned back because I had to apply for a round-trip postcard to visit this temple. The temple was built by Emperor Seimu in the Heijo Kyo period, and from the instructions, Kobo Daishi and The Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ji also stayed temporarily. It is now a temple of the Rinzai sect. The temple with the atmosphere even if it saw from the outside, but I felt the coming of autumn in front of the gate a little.
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