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Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto
(4.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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 holiday planner to visit Tenryuji Temple on your trip to Kyoto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful garden near the forest of bamboo, well cared for. The entrance fee can be done both for the temple and garden; the temple is very beautiful, but what is worth is the garden, relaxing and enjoyable, lovely scenery.
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  • This was one of our favourite temples. Most people I think skip the temples and only get the ticket for the gardens, so the temple itself is not very crowded (at least when we went). We went there fir...  more »
  • Go here with the mindset to take in an experience; a feeling of calm and tranquility that you can only get from a masterfully curated Japanese garden. This temple has two paid attractions, the rock ga...  more »