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Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji is a temple belonging to the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai branch of the Zen sect, famous for its "karesansui" or rock garden. 30 m wide and 10 m deep, the garden contains 15 rocks arranged on the surface of white pebbles in such a manner that visitors can see only 14 of them at once, from whichever angle the garden is viewed. Only when you attain spiritual enlightment as a result of deep Zen meditation, can you see the last invisible stone with your mind' eye.

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