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Immaculate gardens

The garden here expresses a serenity and quiet that you would associate with a temple. There is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
380lachieg
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Worth visiting if you are in Takahashi

There are two adjoining temples located about 1/2 K west of the train station. Like many Zen... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2013
Ted C
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La Mesa, California
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18 Raikyujicho, Takahashi 716-0016, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple is modest, the garden is gorgeous : 400 years old and still respecting the creators design

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sinjoorAntwerp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The garden here expresses a serenity and quiet that you would associate with a temple. There is a fee for admittance. We spent under an hour here looking through the main building, all tatami mats and low ceilings, which is large in its area. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 380lachieg
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Raikyuuji is a Zen temple of the Rinzai Sect, founded in the early 14th century by order of Takauji Ashikaga, the founder of the Ashikaga (Muromachi) Bakufu (military government) that was overturned by Nobunaga Oda in the latter half of the 16th century and finally...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A quaint temple with a small Japanese garden, worth taking a quick look when you are in the area and close to the other touristy spots.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

The temple is in the old part of Takahashi and is well preserved. The inside of the temple is well done, but the garden is very nice. It is a dry garden designed by the "legendary" Enshu Korbori.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 17 May 2013

There are two adjoining temples located about 1/2 K west of the train station. Like many Zen temples in the pre-Tokugawa era they served a dual function as an outer line of defense for the daimyo's residence and the mountain top castle at Bicchu Matsuyama....More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Ted C
Reviewed 27 March 2012

A nice bell, interesting windows, but not that exciting. If you are in town, it's very close to the few other things to see in town.

Date of experience: March 2012
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