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
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 32.8km) Google Transit

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5.0a week ago

Loved this temple, one of the most beautiful temple sites I was at in Kyoto, other then the Golden Temple, but both very unique in their own way. Tenryuji Temple is more Zen Buddhist, and the Golden Temple is more Buddhist. You will find the Japanese people have Zen, Buddhism, and Shinto Temple's blending cultures, but each and all are beautiful in their own way.

5.02 weeks ago

Amazing garden. I enjoyed the tour. The weather must be the important element to consider. Just need a little sunlight, the temple seems sparkle all the time.✨✨✨✨🥰✨❣️❤️‼️

5.02 months ago

OMG.
I think this might just be THE most beautiful garden I've ever walked in. Got there just after opening having been to the Bamboo forest for dawn.
It was Amazing. So beautiful. Made even more special as the autumn leaves were singing.
Lifted the soul and made us even feel like kids looking at the moss covered path. If Pixies Fairy's and Unicorns exist. This is where they live.
What a delight it was.

5.03 weeks ago

Very good natural walking experience through bamboo forests. The place where samurai are made and is to practice there skills .
There are amazing fish ponds with nice and bright coloured fishes. You can feed them.

5.0a month ago

I really enjoy my visit in this temple. Make sure you visit the scenic garden near the back entrance. The combination of maple leaves and bamboos are just stunning.

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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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