Saihoji Moss Garden, Kyoto

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Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
JP
Nearest Area
Kyoto
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.

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.

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Date Added
August 27, 2009
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August 27, 2009