Tenryuji Temple

Sightseeing information about Tenryuji Temple in Japan.


World Heritage: Tenryuji Temple4.7

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This Zen temple in the Arashiyama district has one of the most fascinating stroll gardens in Kyoto. The landscape garden, with its background of the nearby mountains, is a good example of borrowed scenery. A cluster of rocks arranged near the pond suggest a 'dry' cascade, providing a model for similar gardens in other Zen temples.

Another highlight is the Cloud Dragon painting on the ceiling in a temple hall. A huge dragon swirls in the clouds and glares down at the people in the room. No matter where you stand, the dragon is looking straight at you! It is worth the admission.

Purposeelderly,surreal&cool,world heritage,women,family,first time in Japan,cherry blossom viewing,men,shrine/temple,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing,major
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5.0in the last week

the temple and the garden are meticulously maintained. the view inside is breathtaking and it is highly recommended to visit if you can!! it can get crowded but everyone moves off v fast after getting their shot so its not too bad.

1.0in the last week

The greed for money at this place is incredible! 300 Yen just for the garden. 500 Yen for the main hall and another 500 Yen just for the skydragon painting. In addition the toilet paper in the toilets is not included and has to be purchased extra at a vending machine outside. This place is just too small to ask for an entrance fee of 1300 Yen. It's absolutely not worth it. There are better places in Kyoto where you can see more for less money.

5.0in the last week

If you're in the Arashiyama area, definitely check this place out. I believe the fee for the garden is 500 yen and then the fee to actually go in the temple is 300 yen. I really enjoyed walking around the garden and spending quiet time in the temple area even with the overcast weather.

5.03 weeks ago

We went only into the park and it was beautiful and full of zen. I would definitely recommend going into it. It takes only about 15-25 minutes to see it and it’s incredibly well take care of and the stuff is super nice.

4.02 months ago

A beautiful garden in the midst of hills, lush with myriad colored leaves and trees. A small but yet tranquil lake, besides the temple. Very serene atmosphere...
One need to pay to go inside the temple. Just a small temple and walk shoeles on the wooden floors. Therein, were the many ornaments and relics.
Generally, a nice place to visit.

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The garden of this temple is not only worth to see because of its wonderful landscape designed in 14th century but pleasant to walk through looking at various kind of flowers and plants: cherryblossoms, Japanese roses, rhododendrons, aza...

The garden of this temple is not only worth to see because of its wonderful landscape designed in 14th century but pleasant to walk through looking at various kind of flowers and plants: cherryblossoms, Japanese roses, rhododendrons, azaleas, wisterias, peonies, hydrangeas and so on as well as beautiful colored leaves in autumn, and pretty red berries and camerias in winter. The bamboo forest is located just out of the backgate of the garden.

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