2. View the sights of Kyoto
  3. Ryoan-ji



This is registered as a World Cultural Heritage. Just after Ryoan-ji Temple was constructed in 1450, a domestic war happened in Kyoto. Therefore, this temple was completely burn down. Then, it was reconstructed, and at the same time, the dry rock garden was made. There are 15 rocks in the garden, but no one can see all rocks from at one time. It is said that this reflects the teaching of Zen. It is unclear who made this garden, what for, and what 15 rocks represent. This temple has unique wash basin, Tsukubai. A square hole is a part of each of the four Chinese characters.