This temple was one of the most peaceful places I have ever witnessed in my entire life. It had less tourists that other temples we visited because it was a further walk from the mainstream area. But it was entirely worth it. The quiet chirping of the wooden planks around the buildings as people walk and admire the zen garden is a sound that I’ll always associate with peace. I'd heard about this garden but never thought I'd get the chance to see it. It didn't disappoint. You could sit a stare at if for hours. It is just such a peaceful space to be in. The colours change constantly. The rest of the garden wrapped round the temple is very beautiful and so well maintained. The lily lake is sublime. Visit and enjoy.
My favorite part of the area is absolutely the Water Lily Pond. Countless Water Lilies cover the whole pond, it was such a sight. Probably, it would've been prettier if the Lilies are in bloom. Ryoanji is a Zen temple located in the northwest of Kyoto. It's a very soothing and quite place, plus, the fee is cheap; ¥500.