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Tenryuji Temple

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68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tenryuji is a beautiful temple to visit. I love gardens and there are so many beautiful gardens in Kyoto. The pond is the centrepiece of the garden; the water is so still that the surrounds are reflected in the pond. The walk is circular but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cherylfwoodward
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Kyoto guide was clever enough to take us here very early so we were able to fully enjoy the serenity of the magnificent autumn gardens, one of the best we saw anywhere. A lovely site to wander through on the way to the bamboo...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Tenryuji Temple with friends while on a visit to Kyoto. It is highly recommended, for the peace and welcome, as well as the gorgeous gardens surrounding a beautiful pond.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BunclodySen1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is beautiful and you can get out just before the bamboo forest which is nice. The temple itself is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank misskennel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is purely gorgeous! We were there during the Autumn foliage and it was strikingly beautiful. It was a very nice transition from the bamboo forest. I'm not sure how nice it is during the other seasons, but I highly recommend it during Autumn.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hollywoodarcadia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing really extraordinary except the big garden during fall. The color is mediocre during other seasons

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ronrmrz
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Many tourists bypass this temple and beautiful garden, which is terrific as it is an oasis of calm compared to the main street and bamboo grove. 1000 yen entry and an extra 500 if you want to enter the large pavilions. Not necessary in my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MargaretPowell
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

During our nov trip last year to japan, this was one of the places we went before going to the bamboo forest. The garden view is the one that I have fall in love with. I could wear there whole day just looking at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ShirleyXueLi
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

If you made it a point to visit bamboo forest you would surely pass by this temple. It’s housed in a really big ground, with many plants and nice landscape. However, history wise there’s nothing mind blowing. Visitors basically just admire, take walk in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pourquoipaul
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Tenryuji is famous for its garden, and it was indeed lovely when the autumn colours are at its peak. When I visited it was fairly crowded, however visitors were respectful and quiet so it did not affect our enjoyment of the place. There are two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
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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 Navigate809573 | 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
30 April 2015|
Response from crissy J |
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