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Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto

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Visit Tenryuji Temple, a Zen Buddhist temple and World Heritage Site, to meditate and reflect among daily visitors and worshippers. The temple, originally completed in 1345 to appease the spirits of the late Emperor Go-Daigo, underwent several reconstructions over the ages. Approach the temple through a walking path lined with soaring bamboo stalks. Be sure to stroll around the temple's garden, which survived the centuries in its original form. Use our Kyoto tour itinerary planning site to visit Tenryuji Temple on your trip to Kyoto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Heavily visited plant, which is very extensive. The gardens and the temple are beautiful and it is worth to explore the gardens. In the garden complex, the visitors spread very well and we never had the feeling to be in the crowd.
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  • I visited GW. Was full of tourists, but saw the first picture of a dragon on the ceiling. It is a picture even if it sees from seen here.
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  • Very nice and lively location. What i could see from some photos every season is very exciting to visit this temple.  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning gardens make this a must see. They were literally breathtaking and it was fantastic to see with all the cherry blossoms coming into bloom. We really enjoyed our visit and highly recommend it. I would say just pay to see the gardens as the inside of the temple is nothing amazing but it does give you a better viewpoint of the gardens so it's worth thinking about!
  • A nice temple to walk around. We entered it after walking in the bamboo forest. You need to pay an admission fee. Sogenchi Garden is a must-see, so beautiful. There were many people the day we went but since the place was big, it didn't seem too crowded.
  • A great temple to spend time at after visiting the bamboo groves next door. The garden area is serene and lush during spring! We did manage to catch a few cherry blossom trees too! All in all it’s a calm and peaceful way to spend time.
  • this is a nice temple in this area, 天龍寺 is a treasure of Kyoto... I suggest you to visit it if you have time. ~ According to Wikipedia, it has another name called Tenryū Shiseizen-ji (天龍資聖禅寺)—is the head temple of the Tenryū branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, located in Susukinobaba-chō, Ukyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple was founded by Ashikaga Takauji in 1339, primarily to venerate Gautama Buddha, and its first chief priest was Musō Soseki. Construction was completed in 1345. My last visiting happened to have autumn fall ( red leaf) ... and the view is just fantastic !
  • 4 stars because the goshuin I got was fully a stamp, not the beautiful calligraphy that other goshuin are. It wasnt even busy when I was there. The temple grounds are beautiful
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