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Review of Tenryuji Temple

Tenryuji Temple
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Private Kyoto Arashiyama Custom Half-Day Tour by...
Ranked #33 of 1,382 things to do in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We arrived at this Temple around 9am. This is one of the best garden I have ever seen. The ground staff painstakingly tend each grass by hand. You can see them on their knees slowly picking the ground with their hands. It's unbelievable.

It is an amazing garden and could easily spend the whole afternoon here if there weren't so many tourists.

The wooden temples, garden and the trees in the distance make this a breathtaking place.

Thank DonnieT7
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"bamboo grove"
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"beautiful garden"
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"world heritage site"
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"arashiyama area"
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"costs yen"
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"large pond"
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"entrance fee"
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"main building"
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"autumn foliage"
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"japanese garden"
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"walk around"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

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 area.

Thank Tote919
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 which you can climb by a short stairway; please do! the view through the trees is amazing. Sit by the main pond on the benches provided and just experience total zen and bliss. Highly recommended.

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