Ryoanji (UNESCO World Heritage site)

Ryoanji (UNESCO World Heritage site)

Located in Kyoto Ryoanji features Japans most famous zen rock garden. The garden is 30 meters long from east to west and 10 meters from north to south.

 

The garden contains 15 rocks arranged on the surface of white pebbles in such a manner that visitors can see only 14 of them at once, no matter what angle the garden is viewed from. It is said that only when you attain spiritual enlightment as a result of deep Zen meditation, can you see the last invisible stone.

 

More information on this site:

www.ryoanji.jp/

 

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Taken on April 11, 2008