Tenryuji Temple

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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 month ago

Easily one of my favorite spots in Kyoto. After walking around the surrounding area and the famed bamboo grove, we stopped here to take a rest but it turned out to so much more than that. We ended up spending a good while at this temple … just soaking in the breathtaking autumn foliage and the tranquil atmosphere. There was a serenity to this place that really made me feel like I was at home and at peace.

5.03 months ago

My favorite temple in Kyoto so far, even more than all those famous temples in the city center. It is big so you can take a walk for 30mins or more. You can lie in the temple and just chill watching beautiful Japanese garden. It is such a wonderful place to spend time with.

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.

4.04 weeks ago

Nice visit to the Zen-style Buddhist temple, with a perfectly manicured garden and whose colors explode in the autumn months as in many other areas of Japan. The visit is particularly recommended if you then also intend to go to the Arashiyama bamboo forest and the monkey park, also there in the area.

5.08 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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