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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3.0in the last week

Beautiful gardens and historical temple in the heart of Arashiyama, but is it worth the ¥800 entry price? Not really! It's way too steep and you don't even get to enter the great hall without paying an additional fee!

3.0a month ago

Nice place but they charge money for each component of the complex. You have to pay to visit the hall to see the dragon painted on the ceiling, then they want you to pay to visit the interior of the temple, and you have to pay extra again to visit the gardens; all of which are better exemplified elsewhere in various other temples. Oh, and on top of that they have the temerity of charging ¥100 for toilet paper!

4.06 months ago

Such a beautiful temple. I would recommend paying that little more to walk around in the temple. The garden section was also very beautiful. The bamboo grove is okay but this is really the gem. My favourite temple I. Kyoto because it's so peaceful. A must visit.

5.02 months ago

Lovely place. It is so peaceful here. I visited this place in the winter and i had great experiences.

5.09 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.

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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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