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
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5.03 months ago

This is the sort of place where the memory will stick with you your entire life. One of my favorite stops during my visit in Kyoto. We went in the morning when it was empty and had just snowed. Beautiful buildings, pond, and garden. I felt like I was walking around inside a movie or a dream.

5.0a year ago

More beautiful than the bamboo forest itself. There's a place to sit where you can enjoy the zen gardens & pond in absolute serenity. Possibly the best visit out of the 8 temples I went to.

The pathway to the temple has a beautiful mountain backdrop. The whole experience was truly marvelous. You don't need to wait for sakura season as many flowers here bloom before that as well.

4.06 months ago

Tenryuji temple was beautiful. There's a fee to visit the grounds at 500yen for the garden and 300yen for the temple. We opted to go through both and we were not disappointed. Before reviewing further, I would recommend that the place be visited during the autumn when all the trees still have their autumn color leaves. We visited in late December and while the place was still beautiful, all the trees looked dead. The temple requires you to remove your shoes and had I known that before buying my temple ticket I would not have proceeded. The ground was very cold, but they do make an effort to warm it up a bit by placing mats everywhere. I highly recommend this temple and would definitely go again during autumn.

5.05 months ago

This is a temple before Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. If you are on tour you may miss it if it's not in your plans which would be a shame as it's just next to the forest.
This is a very big temple and there are lots of grounds to cover with interesting scenic spots . If I recall .. walking here eventually leads you to the Bamboo Forest.

5.05 months ago

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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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