At Ryotanji Temple, you can also enjoy two gardens, the South Garden which is an impressive dry zen garden called Fudaraku-no-Niwa made of 48 stones in white sand. The east pond garden Ikezumi Garden of Mt. Penglai shows a pond with a hillside as backdrop. Both gardens were created in the early Edo period. A Zen monk dormitory was once attached to Ryotanji Temple with a landscape garden study group. There is also a garden that students created as a practical training. Which is the Shoin North Open Garden. Note that here is another temple in Shizuoka prefecture with the same name and its own fabulous garden.
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