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Saihoji Temple, Kyoto

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Visit Saihoji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Zen and peace. At the eighth-century temple complex, which is covered in over 120 species of moss, you'll find a central pond, which takes the shape of the Chinese character for heart. Find three tea houses tucked away in the garden, then head to the eastern side of the complex to find the temple hall and a three-story pagoda. Saihoji Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kyoto Edition.
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  • Even if getting the reservation is a bit complicated, the visit is definitely worth it. The garden is absolutely beautiful.
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  • Kyoto is a wonderful place, but honestly there are too many tourists to enjoy it. However, there is a limit on the number of people here, and you can feel the original quietness. I can not go unless I make a reservation from two months ago, but I apply by postcard at this time, I think that it is good because only serious people come out unlike the net. The admission fee was 3000 yen, but I think that it is good because only the person who wants to really want to come this.
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