I concur with other positive reviews.
Very pleasant, in its own way. Contrasting with the Golden Temple, you can stroll at your own pace, and stay as long as you like. No big crowd, for a change. The space is large, and it is possible to sit down to relax. As others mention, a complex of 40 – 50 temples, most with their own small gardens. It is the headquarter of a major Buddhist monk’s school. There is an historic sense to the place. The main buildings are imposing, and lead the visitor to dream of the Japan on many centuries ago.
I had a very pleasant time there today.
Found two very handsome inner gardens, belonging to sub-temples. Found good spots to sit back and admire a staple of japanese aesthetics. They were very artful Japanese gardens under the rain, a dream come true.
Obviously, I mean my sitting spots were shielded from the rain.
The Buddhist monks are meticulously taking care of those gardens.
The space, overall, is huge. Buildings are of varying interest, but there are some gems. The attentive visitor will be rewarded. Pay attention to detail: beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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