Gyokusenji Temple

Gyokusenji Temple, Tsuruoka

Gyokusenji Temple
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Gyokusenji Temple Zen and Flower Temple This temple was constructed during the Muromachi era through the Edo era and designated as a national cultural heritage scenic spot. The rock garden was designed to emphasize the silent and hard atmosphere and represent an Ascetic Zen monk. The rock garden has a high reputation as a wonderful Japanese garden in local area. It is yet so popular but worth a visit. People also visit the temple for Zazen (zen meditation) in the tranquil atmosphere.
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Stephan1954
Genoa, Italy332 contributions
Simply beautiful
Apr 2017 • Couples
Hard to explain what makes this place special. The shrine looks just a bit more elegant but it is the complete setting that lifts this sight above many similar ones. The garden is perfectly landscaped and the pond with the lilies add to the picture.
An advantage of travelling this region is the lack of Western and Chinese tourists. Somehow one feels a bit more absorbed in Japanese daily life.
Written August 11, 2017
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