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Tenryuji Temple

68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-881-1235
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68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-881-1235
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most important temple in Arashiyama District. It's a very large and beautiful Zen temple, a World Heritage Site, with a huge Zen garden, prettiest in Autumn with colours of leaves. Need more than 1 hour to walk around and explore the whole...More

Thank Tote919
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop on spiritual pilgrimage to Japanese temples. The gardens are peaceful, and it is a beautifully restored temple in the sweet area of Arashiyama, near the bamboo groves.

Thank DrDaveMaui
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice edifice, from outside. Too bad that we had no time to have a look inside (therefore no entrance fees or discount).The grounds are picture perfect.

Thank dancing-freak
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came in through the entrance near Bamboo Forest, so that the Temple and the main pond was at the end of the walk through the garden, which was nice; a beautifully gentle introduction before the main attraction. There's a lookout point at a cliff...More

1  Thank Kelvin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place on a weekday afternoon in winter. The crowd was so much lesser compared to fall season. It was very windy during our visit. It was nice to sit on the bench looking the pond and enjoy the serenity there during winter.

Thank wandererforever21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Autumn in the gardens here was very beautiful. There was a significant number of people which did take away a bit from the experience. As it is next to the Bamboo Forest it is worth taking the time to stroll through the gardens.

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden alone is worth a visit to Tenryuji Temple. Just take your time and stroll the paved paths and soak in all the greenery and beautifully manicured gardens.

Thank nadiahkimie
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The landscaping of these gardens is truly remarkable. If you come to see the bamboo forest you simply have to come to these gardens because they run along side them. It really is a must of you come to Tokyo but do yourself a favour...More

Thank Grant T
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Place is very beautiful and tranquil. Breathtaking view at the pond area. Take some time to soak in the scenery and don't forget to take pictures!

Thank Phyllis P
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Tenryuji, is not as crowded and busy as other major temples in Kyoto. There is a pond with scenic mountain view, where visitors can sit on the benches in front of the temple to enjoy. There are also trails along the hills where you can...More

Thank GintamaZ
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lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
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26 December 2016|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
Ticket is sold at the gate of garden. Usually, queue of gate is short, less than 3 min. Ticket price is 500 yen at Feb. 2017.
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17 July 2016|
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Response from johnfjohnston | Reviewed this property |
The painting of Daruma Visitors to the temple can see this famous painting near the entrance. Daruma is credited with bringing Buddhism from India to China and founding the Zen sect of Buddhism. So his image is often seen in... More
30 April 2015|
Response from crissykulit |
Hi ! The last time i visited Tenryuji Temple. We paid entrance and went inside via the entrance by the bamboo groves. there is no name on the outside of the gate. It's right before the slope of the road is uphill