Spots: Moss temple (Kokedera), Kyoto, Japan Saihō-ji (西芳寺) is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as “Koke-dera” (苔寺), meaning “moss temple”. More information in te wikipedia here.

Kokedera, (Moss Temple) Kyoto, Japan A stunning garden entirely covered in ancient moss!

Kyoto (Moss Temple).  Just a little different lighting.  Gorgeous.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Moss Bridge - Saiho-ji Temple Kyoto, Japan Known as Kokedera, or the Moss Temple, Saiho-ji is home to one of Kyoto’s most famous tourist attractions, the moss garden. Over 120 types of moss cover the garden grounds.

Moss Temple - Saiho-ji, Kyoto, Japan This is one of my all time favorite gardens in Japan. Must see and worth the extra effort.

京都世界遺産めぐり⑰ 「西芳寺(苔寺)」 (嵐山・嵯峨野・太秦・桂

Saihoji (西芳寺) known as Kokedera (苔寺), is one of Kyoto's Unesco World Heritage Sites. Entrance to this temple requires a reservation made well in advance by mail. Kokedera means Moss Temple, referring to the temple garden's estimated 120 different varieties of moss.

Saihoji (西芳寺) known as Kokedera (苔寺), is one of Kyoto's Unesco World Heritage Sites. Entrance to this temple requires a reservation made well in advance by mail. Kokedera means Moss Temple, referd 120 different varieties of moss.

Moss covered bridge is so charming, would make any garden seem ancient. Love it!

There's a pink version of this photo going around as "Moss Bridges Ireland" or "Bridges Park, Ireland", but this is photo originally looks like this and is not from Ireland but from Saiho-ji Zen Garden in Kyoto Japan

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera" , meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Koinzan Saiho-ji". Ironically, the moss for which the temple is known was not part of Muso Soseki's original design. According to French historian François Berthier, the garden's "islands" were "carpeted with white sand" in the fourteenth century. The moss came much…

Saiho-ji is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera" , meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Koinzan Saiho-ji". Ironically, the moss for which the temple is known was not part of Muso Soseki's original design. According to French historian François Berthier, the garden's "islands" were "carpeted with white sand" in the fourteenth century. The moss came much…

Moss Temple / Saihoji / Kokedera - oh my gorgeousness. Takes advance planning and ~ 3000 yen

Kyoto Travel: Kokedera (Moss Temple) Saihoji (西芳寺, Saihōji), more commonly known as Kokedera (苔寺), is one of Kyoto's Unesco World Heritage Sites. Entrance to this temple requires a reservation made well in advance by mail.

Saiho-ji temple, Kyoto in autumn

"Kokedera" Saihoji (西芳寺, Saihōji), more commonly known as Kokedera (苔寺), is one of Kyoto's Unesco World Heritage Sites. Entrance to this temple requires a reservation made well in advance by mail. Kokedera means Moss Temple.

Moss gardens are all so beautiful. Bring beauty to the gloomy forest.

Moss gardens are all so beautiful. These photos remind me of the Moss Temple garden at Saiho-ji.

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