[Ryotanji / Hamamatsu, Shizuoka]

the garden in the "chisen kanshou" style

Ryotanji is a famous temple in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Pref..
It is a temple of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism.

Ryotanji has a connection to the Jiro Buddhist priest (Ii Naotora).
She was born in 12 September 1582. She was a daimyo in the Sengoku period.

This temple has a great Japanese garden. It is designated as national culture asset.

It was designed and built by Enshu Kobori who is a famous artist in the early Edo period.
He designed the garden in the “chisen kanshou” style. And the garden is the best view from the room in front of the garden.
There are local mountain rocks (red chert). It is best arranged. Because there are the rock formations and the pond, Ryotanji Garden fulfills characteristics of a typical zen temple garden.
On each season, the garden captures the visitors with beautiful colors.

[Information] Ryotanji
9:00~17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Aug 15th.
Dec 22th, 23th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th.
Adult 500 yen.
Child 200 yen.
■Address: 〒431-2212
1989 Iinoya, Inasa-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka
■TEL: +81-53-542-0480
■URL: http://www.ryotanji.com/
By taxi : about 40 minutes taking a taxi from “Hamamatsu” Station.
By bus : about 10 minutes walking from “Jinguji” bus stop.
To “Jinguji” bus stop, you take the bus for “Okuyama” from terminal ⑮ of Hamamatsu Station.

the garden is the best view from the room in front of the garden.  main hall