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Ryotan-ji Temple

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Temple with garden

The temple itself is old and is clearly a temple used by worshippers. At the back there is a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands
Ryotanji Garden is one of the very best Japanese gardens in Shizuoka Prefecture

Ryotanji Garden is one of the very best Japanese gardens in Shizuoka Prefecture, though it is in an... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
John L
Kamakura Japan
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1989 Inasacho Iinoya, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu 431-2212, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 53-542-0480
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

The temple itself is old and is clearly a temple used by worshippers. At the back there is a beautiful garden. Worth a visit.

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Ryotanji Garden is one of the very best Japanese gardens in Shizuoka Prefecture, though it is in an odd location, there ARE buses from the nearest station. Listed in "Hidden Gardens of Japan" THE photo essay and reference for finding unspoiled gardens in Japan minus...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We visited on a Friday afternoon and there was not much of a crowd giving us more opportunity to better appreciate what the Temple has to offer. In fact, without knowing much of the attraction before we arrived, the initial impression of the various architectures...More

Thank Gary Y
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The temple is set in an impressive large zen garden. It features many buildings, many of which can be visited for a modest 500 yen fee. There are many explanations and signs everywhere, although most of them are in Japanese. It is also a location...More

Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 2 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 27 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
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