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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
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"bamboo grove"
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"beautiful garden"
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"arashiyama area"
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"world heritage site"
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"the dragon"
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"arashiyama station"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"main building"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tenryuji means Temple of the Heavenly Dragon. And that’s the most curious part of this temple. Start from one side of the temple and look up at the dragon on the ceiling and slowly walk around the room still looking at the dragon. It appears...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the most important temple in the Arashiayma district and rated the first of the 5 most important ZEN-tempels in Kyoto. Tenryuji was built in 1339 by the ruling "Shogun". The buildings were often destroyed in wars or by fires and the actual buildings...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during Cherry Blossom Season and this place was AMAZING! Several large weeping cherry blossoms really steal the show... but, the temple itself and the grounds are so beautiful. It is also really close to the Bamboo Forest, so you can easily do both...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and lively location. What i could see from some photos every season is very exciting to visit this temple.

Thank Matthias F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden entrance ticket is sold separately to enter. Beautiful garden with pond. Many varieties of flower, can see some part of the temple complex from the garden.

Thank Mama2010
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens in this temple is a must see but unfortunately everyone knows it. Expect crowds and a lot of selfies around the lake. For a more tranquil experience walk a little to the top of the hill, you will can get away from other...More

Thank Pv2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place twice and I have to say it is stunning. In rating this place ‘poor’, I do so half reluctantly, but because of the attitude the staff took to disabled access. I took my disabled father who finds it’s very difficult...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Again, plan this at least 1/2 to 3/4 day since there are 3 or 4 or 5 major attractions so you do not waste time taking a 45min bus ride from Kyoto downtown area. - Take the early bus to Arashiyama spend 30min or so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As other temples in Kyoto are, the garden was beautiful. Inside the Hodo's ceiling, there is a big dragon that is painted. The eye follows you around the hall wherever you go in the hall. Can feel the energy that is enthralled from the drawing.

Thank petrobich
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this, the bamboo grove and monkey park all in one afternoon after arriving from Tokyo to Kyoto by Shinkansen Hikari. We didn’t pay to enter the temple as we didn’t think our kids would appreciate it but was able to take some nice pics...More

Thank Mum2Munchkins
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Seikalala
25 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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MLea M
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
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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
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