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Saihoji Moss Garden, Kyoto
Photo By John Lander

  • Title: Saihoji Moss Garden, Kyoto
  • State/Province/Region:
  • Country: Japan
  • Nearest Area: Kyoto
  • Nearest Town: Kyoto
  • Brief Directions: Saihoji is also called Koke-dera, in the outskirts of Kyoto. It is required that visitors request permission to enter at least a month beforehand, with return post card for reservation. Visitors are required to copy out sutras before wandering around the gardens. Though it all may seem a hassle, it keeps out the tour buses.
  • Notes: Saihoji is also called Koke-dera, in the outskirts of Kyoto. It is required that visitors request permission to enter at least a month beforehand, with return post card for reservation. Visitors are required to copy out sutras before wandering around the gardens. Though it all may seem a hassle, it keeps out the tour buses.
  • GPS Longitude: 135.696601868
  • GPS Latitude: 34.9705156676
  • Best Season: Summer
  • Description: Moss Garden at Saihoji Temple, one of the few temples in Kyoto where visitors must request an invitation by mail weeks in advance before their visit. Visitors are required to participate in chanting and writing wishes before visiting the famous gardens. In this way, the monks are able to maintain the temple and garden and prevent mass tourism from destroying the tranquility of the moss garden.
  • Gear: Canon DSLR
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