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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 2 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think one should visit Tenryuji temple when in Arashiyama. The temple itself has a large beautiful landscape garden, which is very nice to admire. One can also access the Bamboo Forest through this temple.

Thank SipsTea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everywhere I went I felt I was on the film set of Memoirs of a Geisha. It was so beautiful, the gardens were just perfect. The walk around the temple just takes you back in time. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be...More

Thank efustok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many tourists visited this place, the view was very beautiful especially in autumn. It's a wide garden with a temple. Just very near Bamboo groove and Hogonin temple.

Thank ynez1070
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened to chance upon this place while walking through the bamboo forest and we decided to head in. Temple building was closed for a ceremony so we only walked the gardens. Place was quite crowded and small but quite nice. We spent less than an...More

Thank B_rendayy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the red leaves season, and so we especially planned a trip to visit Tenryuji temple as well as their zen vegetarian cuisine lunch. Everywhere was so crowded in the temple, but the red leaves were very beautiful, with different colors, water pond, trees, ...etc....More

Thank Aomori
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temple and garden are Unesco world heritage. You can see why! Note that the temple and garden close quite early. We visited around 4pm and had to rush a bit to see everything. Still worth it though. It surprised me how beautiful the garden...More

Thank L123V
Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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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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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