Ryoanji Temple


About Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji Temple is a temple of the Rinzai Myoshin sect in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. The origin is that Katsumoto Hosokawa was founded in 1450. He was the kanrei of the Muromachi shogunate and the Guardian Lord and the eastern army leader of Onin War.

Ryoanji Temple’s garden is famous for its landscape rock Garden (Sekitei). In addition, there is a large pond called Kyouyouchi, and you can enjoy the Japan-style garden, such as the appearance of birds resting their feathers.

In addition, this temple has a dining place called Saigenin, where you can eat tofu and vegetarian dishes that seem to be zen. It is also elegance and good to eat boiled tofu while admiring the garden of the temple.


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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒616-8001
13 Goryoshita-cho, Ryoanji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-463-2216
FAX 075-463-2218
Entrance fee Adults and high school students: 500 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 300 yen
Usual viewing season

Late March – Mid April

Red leaves
Late November – Early December


City bus
Take the 50 or 55 line, get off at Ritsumeikan Daigaku-mae bus stop, and walk 7 minutes.
Short walk from Ryoanji-mae bus stop on Route 59

Get off at “Ryoanji” station and walk 7 minutes.

Parking lot 20 buses, 80 private cars
1 hour free for visitors to the stone garden
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