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“One of the most incredible sights in Kyoto with gorgeous water features (Pavilion Pond, Carp Rock), beautiful gardens, an awesome Tea House and of course The Golden Pavilion with its three styles of architecture.”
“... - the serene lake with temple reflecting beautifully on the surface surrounded by a zen garden, perfectly manicured trees and grounds, koi fish swimming to and fro, tea in a forest, and Buddhist site for prayer.”
“On quite a large site the temple grounds include a very large lake which, if the weather is still, provides som amazing reflections.”
“Stop in at one of the shops across from Ryoan-ji for more info (and clearer info than you can get in downtown Kyoto) about transportation locally in the Ryoan-ji area, and more sites on this road, known as the Kin...”
“... and you can enjoy its picturesque views: in spring, you can see gorgeous green maple (Ruri-Koin is full of green and quietness), and in autumn, leaves turn red and yellow and you can enjoy its wonderful view.”
“The house itself is small ,but the maple view, garden view are extremely beautiful.”
“Renge-ji is a little gem, with a superb , compact garden, many statues and graceful wooden gates & buildings .This is a well known site for autumn leaf viewing, but when we visited in mid October, very few other p...”