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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5.0a month 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.

2.02 weeks ago

Actually nothing special. There is an open pond, with gray water and few opportunities for reflections. There are not so many autumn colours either. Among the many nice temples in Arashiyama, this is probably one of the worst. Unfortunately, an excellent advertising campaign may lead you to think that it is great...

5.03 weeks 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.

4.0in the last week

The garden is decently priced. It gives a good view of the bamboo forest. You can take a lot of shots of the bamboo forest from here without the tourist crowd.

5.02 weeks ago

Nice temple but a little expensive to get in. It's very large and the gardens are nicely laid out. Great for getting some decent photos. It can get rather crowded. We went in the summer so it was swelteringly hot too.

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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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