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Ryotan-ji Temple

1989 Iinoya Inasacho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu 431-2212, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 53-542-0480
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Beautiful Temple in Zen Tradition

This is a beautiful place in northern Hamamatsu. The best part is a large garden, with rocks... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2014
Mark H
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Bethesda, Maryland
One of Japan's top gardens

The temple itself is quite beautiful, especially with a courtyard-like design and the gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2013
Katy S
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
1 Jun 2014
“Beautiful Temple in Zen Tradition”
26 Dec 2013
“One of Japan's top gardens”
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1989 Iinoya Inasacho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu 431-2212, Shizuoka Prefecture
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+81 53-542-0480
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a beautiful place in northern Hamamatsu. The best part is a large garden, with rocks, flowers and water. One can sit on the back of the temple, gaze at the garden, and "meditate". Several very nice ancient rooms and you can also have...More

3  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The temple itself is quite beautiful, especially with a courtyard-like design and the gorgeous, colourful autumn leaves. However, its garden is one of the most famous in Japan, and though it might not look like much at first, see if you can get an explanation...More

1  Thank Katy S
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I immediately fell in love with this place. Very inspiring and peaceful, I felt as if time slowed down as I walked around the temple. The serene style of this Japanese garden is spectacular both in design formation and colours. I definitely recommend visiting around...More

Thank maxmiel
Reviewed 8 December 2012

What a gorgeous and inspiring environment. Saw a picture of the current imperial family visiting the temple 30 years ago. They must have been as moved by the architecture and the calm beauty of the garden as I was. I was lucky to meet the...More

2  Thank WorldIsAVillage
Reviewed 5 December 2012

This temple ranks in my mind amongst the best in the Japan and I have been to many. Lots to see in lovely gardens.

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Hamamatsu has its attractions--good food, beautiful lake, friendly business environment--but its temples aren't well known. There are hundreds of temples in Hamamatsu, and although they are very special to visit for someone coming from another country, I can see why they aren't leading tourist destinations....More

Thank cakemonster
Reviewed 5 July 2009

Ryotanji is best known by the rock garden created by the art master Enshu Kobori, well-known garden creator in late 16th to 17th century. The garden was designed so that by viewing from the study room the rock can be seen equally aligned. But the...More

Thank Taigaa
Reviewed 7 March 2008

It Ryotanji, you get a little bit of everything in a compact, pleasant atmosphere. If you are only going to one temple/shrine in the area, this is a great representative. There is a shrine adjacent, and a traditional cemetery in the back. They have pamphlets...More

1  Thank nataliegoes
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