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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.


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  • izumi y PRO 7y beautiful!! the blooming's the best season in Japan,I think :-)
    the truth is i have never been to I'm enjoying the beautiful garden here :-) really beautiful,kirei !
  • Kevin PRO 7y

    Jun: Thank you so much my friend.

    Hornihelena: thank you very much for the invites and award.

    Don: I really appreciate it thank you Don.

    Veyan: Thank you!

    Joe: Yes, the tree was really amazing.

    Lila: Yes me too. The trees are incredible.

    Nisha: Thanks so much Nisha.

    Deer: Really! I like it so much too. I alsoi enjoyed the other garden to the right of this one a lot also. Full of beautiful greenery.

    Setsuna: Thank you Setsuna!

    Miwa: It is a wonderful season isn't it. I hope that you can make their sometime soon. It is a great place to go.

    Melinda: thank you Melinda. I also loved the beautiful color of the tree.

    Hoa: I also felt I am very lucky to spend time in such a place. It was really an experience. I am glad you liked this my friend.

    Sakichin: Thanks so much!! =D

    Megumi: Thanks Megumi.

    Mandana: I appreciate it Mandana. Thank you.

    Kiri: I think it's the best season too though fall is also lovely with the momiji... I hope you get a chance to go to Kyoto some time. There is sooo much to see and do there. Not to mention many good foods. =D
  • Dragan Todorović 7y

    Beautiful composition!
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    Dragan: Thanks Dragan!

    Sati: I am glad you liked it Sati.
  • Romi_Q 7y

    Spring Hanabi 花火!! \(^^)/
  • mari-2007 7y

    This is one of the place I like, too.
    Next time when you come to Japan, i would love to join your sightseeng !
  • Kevin PRO 7y

    Romi_Q: Yes, I never get tired of them. =D

    Mari: That would be so much fun! I would really like that. =D
  • ♥madolina♥ PRO 7y

    I have been to there, and I also took some pictures.
    But it was so difficult! Yours are perfect!
  • Kevin PRO 7y

    Thank you my friend. I am so glad you liked it. This was my 2nd visit. The first one I had a hard time getting a good photo because it was being repaired.
  • * Yumi * 7y

    Oh, I love this temple. Wonderful capture!

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  • Hideo PRO 7y

    so beautiful! marvelous!
  • Keiko S PRO 7y

    woooow really wonderful shot Kevin! :D Japanese mood!
  • Kevin PRO 7y

    Yumi: It is one of my favorites. (^ o ^)/

    Hideo: Thanks my friend!

    Keiko: Thanks so much Keiko. I am glad you liked it.
  • *suika * PRO 7y

    beautiful, i love ryuanji, too..
  • Araleya PRO 7y

    Very nice information.. I was there once but never know about 15 rocks and one unseen... The small but strong world heritage
  • Yui In Lund, Sweden 7y

    I like that pink !

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  • hitomi 7y

    beautiful pink !(*^_^*)
  • kaycatt* PRO 7y

    Sands, rocks and pink cherry blossoms...,very beautiful composition!
  • Kevin PRO 7y

    Thanks so much everyone!
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Taken on April 11, 2008
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