Tenryuji Temple

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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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5.02 weeks ago

One of my favorite temples during my short stay in Kyoto. Located in Arashimaya by the famous bamboo grove, why not kill two birds with one stone and visit this temple as well? There is a cover fee of 550 yen if I remember correctly but it's well worth it. There's also a separate garden tour which is not included with the temple grounds fee for those who have more time to explore.

3.03 weeks ago

A beautiful temple. Not sure if it's necessary to visit. You have to pay for the garden to go to this temple (500), for another extra (300). So don't throw away your garden ticket away.

4.02 weeks ago

A sprawling temple compound with lots of history behind. The view would be better and and idyllic during winter time because during summer, it is really hot and it spoils your appreciative mood for spiritual sites. Many beautiful photo spots for great selfies!

5.02 months ago

Serene and beautiful. The temple grounds have been impeccably maintained and transport you into another world as soon as you step inside. The koi pond with the beautiful hill in the background is a panacea for the stresses of our modern lives.

4.03 months ago

A nice temple that you can pay for a walk through the garden, temple, or both. Very cheap for whatever option you choose. The zen garden is where most people will stop and take pictures, but going inside the temple and walking the corridors while viewing the garden is the fullest experience. The exit of this place leads to the Bamboo Forest which is A MUST SEE AND IS FREE. It's a short walk, but take in everything as you go through.

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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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