Ryoanji is one of the temples in Kyoto, which is around 15 minutes’ walk away from Kinkakuji. It is the highlight of the Zen architecture.
The most famous thing about this place is the rock garden. The stones trigger contemplation while wall patterns invite clearing of desires. It is recommended to visit this place on a quiet and cold day either early in the morning or just before closing. It may not be one of the leading sightseeing sites, however, it is definitely worth visiting!