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Tenryuji Temple

68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-881-1235
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68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-881-1235
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this temple en route to the Bamboo Grove which is gained fame as being one of the most beautiful, surreal places on earth (justified). I didn't find the temple interior to be especially impressive, or worth the cost to enter; the gardens on...More

Thank rakadactyl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The minute I stepped into the Tenryuji temple, I felt like just sitting down and meditating. This zen Buddhist temple has such a wonderfully peaceful and positive vibe to it. It was simply blissful.

Thank kapur2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on the way to the bamboo grove. We visited the garden and not inside the temple. There is a seperate cost for each. The garden is beautiful. Well worth visiting and has lots of shady places to sit and get out of the...More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tenryuji temple in July 2017. The interior of the temple is unappealing, so buy a ticket for the garden only. The pond is marvellous, and the garden is amazing. top 3 of the jap anese gardens at temples near Kyoto that we...More

Thank Ole_Gorm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Temple tour was meh...nothing to really see. Anything in the temple you need to see, you can see from the gardens, which are stunning! Definitely go see these Gardens in you are in Kyoto!

Thank RaqVentures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tenryu-ji is one of my favourite temple in Kyoto because the zen Garden is fabulous, with an amazing view on moutain. The main house is very nice and painting very beautiful.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At first glance there isn't much to set Tenriyu-ji apart from the dozens of other temples in Kyoto, but once you step inside and see the grounds, it's clear this is a special place. Calm, peaceful, and immaculate. The quality of the craftsmanship alone is...More

Thank ModusOperandie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely worth a visit for garden lovers, history lovers, lovers of architecture. Do not miss this temple if you are in the area.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just absolutely beautiful. We got to the temple through the Arashiyama station. Walked for like 10 minutes and the scene was just absolutely beautiful. We walked through the garden and out through the north gate and right smack there was the arashiyama bamboo grove. If...More

Thank Quashian
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked the garden and you had to pay extra to walk in the temple. There was a place you could see into the Bamboo Forest quiet and peaceful. Don't be in a hurry

Thank Robert H
Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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25 December 2016|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
Ticket is sold at the gate of garden. Usually, queue of gate is short, less than 3 min. Ticket price is 500 yen at Feb. 2017.
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17 July 2016|
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Response from johnfjohnston | Reviewed this property |
The painting of Daruma Visitors to the temple can see this famous painting near the entrance. Daruma is credited with bringing Buddhism from India to China and founding the Zen sect of Buddhism. So his image is often seen in... More
29 April 2015|
Response from crissykulit |
Hi ! The last time i visited Tenryuji Temple. We paid entrance and went inside via the entrance by the bamboo groves. there is no name on the outside of the gate. It's right before the slope of the road is uphill