Photo of the Day: Kyoto Zen Garden

The Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto is famous for its mysterious Zen rock garden. Enclosed by an earthen wall, fifteen carefully placed rocks seem to drift in a sea of raked white gravel.

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A viewing platform right above the garden gives visitors an unimpeded view, although from whatever angle you view the garden, you can never see all fifteen stones.

4 thoughts on “Photo of the Day: Kyoto Zen Garden

    • Thanks. Yes, for sure, it is a challenge to get pictures without people in the background (especially in crowded Tokyo as you know) … but there is always Photoshop (no, just kidding, I don’t use it). I usually point my camera up (helps that I am tall) 🙂

    • I tried it and it is true, you can’t do it with the naked eye (well, you can cheat using a wide angel camera). Dunno about the reason why the gravel is raked though. Thanks again for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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