Ryoanji (UNESCO World Heritage site)

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    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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    1. kiri :D 85 months ago | reply

      wow...how beautiful!! the blooming sakura...it's the best season in Japan,I think :-)
      the truth is i have never been to Kyoto.so I'm enjoying the beautiful garden here :-) really beautiful,kirei !

    2. AnotherSaru - Limited mode 85 months ago | reply

      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

    3. Dragan* 85 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition!
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    5. AnotherSaru - Limited mode 85 months ago | reply

      Dragan: Thanks Dragan!

      Sati: I am glad you liked it Sati.

    6. Romi_Q [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Spring Hanabi 花火!! \(^^)/

    7. mari-2007 85 months ago | reply

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

    8. AnotherSaru - Limited mode 85 months ago | reply

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

      Mari: That would be so much fun! I would really like that. =D

    9. ♥madolina♥ 85 months ago | reply

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

    10. AnotherSaru - Limited mode 85 months ago | reply

      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.

    11. * Yumi * 85 months ago | reply

      Oh, I love this temple. Wonderful capture!

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    12. hamapenguin 85 months ago | reply

      so beautiful! marvelous!

    13. Sasakei 85 months ago | reply

      woooow really wonderful shot Kevin! :D Japanese mood!

    14. AnotherSaru - Limited mode 85 months ago | reply

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

      Hideo: Thanks my friend!

      Keiko: Thanks so much Keiko. I am glad you liked it.

    15. *suika * 85 months ago | reply

      beautiful, i love ryuanji, too..

    16. Araleya 85 months ago | reply

      Very nice information.. I was there once but never know about 15 rocks and one unseen... The small but strong world heritage

    17. ♡ Yui In Lund ♡ - Hello! 85 months ago | reply

      I like that pink !

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    18. loveberry 85 months ago | reply

      beautiful pink !(*^_^*)

    19. kaycatt* 85 months ago | reply

      Sands, rocks and pink cherry blossoms...,very beautiful composition!

    20. AnotherSaru - Limited mode 79 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much everyone!

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