Unryu-in Temple

36 Sennyuji Yamanouchicho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0977, Japan

Unryu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple located in the Saga district of Kyoto, Japan. It is known for its exquisite garden and its association with the famous 16th century tea master, Sen no Rikyu.

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Anna Kraskovska

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Welcome dear travel fans! I've been traveling around the world for 20 years and most of my trips were to Asia. I think I have been crazy about Japan since I was a child and will be happy to share this passion with you.

Welcome dear travel fans! I've been traveling around the world for 20 years and most of my trips were to Asia. I think I have been crazy about Japan since I was a child and will be happy to share this passion with you.

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The temple was originally founded in the 13th century, but was destroyed during the Onin War in the 15th century and rebuilt in the 16th century. The main building is a traditional wooden structure that houses a statue of the Buddha Amitabha.

The garden at Unryu-in Temple is a masterpiece of Japanese garden design, with a pond, a waterfall, and a variety of plants and trees that create a sense of tranquility and harmony. The garden is designed to be viewed from the main building, with carefully placed rocks and plants creating a sense of depth and perspective.

One of the most striking features of the garden is a large rock formation known as the “Dragon’s Head,” which rises up from the center of the pond. The Dragon’s Head is said to represent the spirit of Sen no Rikyu, who was a frequent visitor to the temple and who is credited with helping to develop the tea ceremony into the art form it is today.

Unryu-in Temple is only open to the public for a limited time each year, usually in the spring and fall. During this time, visitors can enjoy the garden and learn more about the temple’s history and cultural significance.

Unryu-in Temple is a hidden gem in Kyoto and is often less crowded than other popular tourist destinations in the city. It offers a unique and memorable experience that combines history, spirituality, and natural beauty, and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Japanese culture and Buddhism.

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