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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"
in 77 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 55 reviews
"arashiyama area"
in 23 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 22 reviews
"the dragon"
in 9 reviews
"large pond"
in 8 reviews
"costs yen"
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"bamboo walk"
in 7 reviews
"arashiyama station"
in 11 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 15 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 18 reviews
"main building"
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"autumn foliage"
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"japanese garden"
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"walk around"
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"take your time"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The temple grounds are massive and take some time to walk and explore. It is not as popular as some of the Kyoto area temples, so it is actually quite nice to visit even during the cherry blossoms season. Most of the areas are free...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited the temple in early April. As we arrived very early, the temple ground was very quiet and peaceful. We just saw a few nuns entering the temple after the morning praying session. We left the site prior to other tourist groups arrival.

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple has 2 entrances: one along the main road and the other near the bamboo grove. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained, and were amazing with cherry blossoms blooming. Do come early in the morning to avoid the crowds!

Thank medsp3c
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit when in Arashiyama. It has a very nice garden and is just along the bamboo grove.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got in through the north gate where you can only buy garden tickets. You can upgrade your tickets at the main gate for another 300 yen which we thought was expensive. Our other disappointment was the shuin stamp/writing which at this temple was really...More

Thank ololg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple gardens here are very beautiful, and are complemented by the wooded hills behind. I would certainly recommend you visit if you are in Arashiyama. Lots of visitors were traditional dress here

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very surprise by the place. They have a very nice garden surrounded by cherry blossom trees and other very colorful pink trees (not sure about the name). Not easy to walk with baby stroller since the pavements are little rocks and you have...More

Thank milinip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful garden, lovely atmosphere, with bamboo forest and temple food restaurant adjacent. There was plenty of possibilities to sit down and just relax in the garden.

Thank Max K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to pay to enter the garden (500 Yen) even if you are just going to the the restaurant. They serve a set vegetarian menu that is worth the experience! The food is excellent too!

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful garden at the bottom of the bamboo grove. The pond with carp by the temple is the quintessential Japanese garden view. Well worth a visit. Very busy though.

Thank BringBackBuck8
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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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Dokkid
30 April 2015|
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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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