Miz Exploring Kyoto : Stone Garden of Ryoan-Ji & Yamabushi’s sweets

    Maybe you’ll image this temple’s garden if you hear „Stone Garden“ in Kyoto.  Ryoan-Ji/竜安寺 is located next to Ninna-Ji/仁和寺, was built in Muromachi period by Hosokawa Katsumoto/細川勝元,who is Shogun.  Ryoan-ji is also Zen temple (Rinzai-school/臨済宗). Nowadays it is well known as „Stone Garden“, but the past, „Stroll garden with pound „was popular in Ryoan-ji. I didn’t know how big Ryoan-Ji is!  Not only Stone Garden, but also other gardens are also awesome. To talk about Stone Garden, the creator is still unsure. I think one of the best garden in Japan.

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    Ryoan-Ji

     

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    Ryoan-Ji

     

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    Stroll garden with pound

     

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    Stone Garden

     

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    Stone Garden

     

    Kyoto Foodie

    ・Kashiwaya MitsuSada/柏屋光貞

    „Otowayama/音羽山“

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    Otowayama

     

    This sweets is covered by the flavorous Kinako and awesome texture Anko in it. Made by the confectioner of Yamabushi/山伏. I definitely to try to taste it!