Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji Temple

Another of the 17 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Ryoanji Temple is the home of Japan’s most famous Zen garden. Displaying perfect harmony and elegant simplicity, its long white rectangle of gravel is raked to perfection daily by the temple’s monks. The garden’s origins and its meaning are shrouded in mystery; one theory suggests it was created in the late 15th century as a riddle set by a Zen master for his students.  

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holiday duration 11 Days from
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Immerse yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of Japan. Encompassing the essentials with futuristic cities, imperial heritage and magnificent nature, this tour incorporates a number of experiences that give your holiday a truly authentic edge.

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Time difference: GMT +9 Hours
Flight Time: Approx. 11.5 hours
Visa Required: Yes
Currency:Yen
Tel Code: +81
Population: 126 ,310 ,775
Official Language: Japanese
Main Religion: Shinto
Airlines: British Airways, Finnair , Air China , Cathy Pacific , Qatar Airways , Emirates , Air France , Singapore Airlines

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