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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 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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  • Lovely temple and beautiful gardens with a massive bamboo garden, there is a pagoda where you can sit and enjoy the views  more »
  • Visit the cherry blossom season start. Greeted weeping cherry tree. Per somewhat after the bloom in 10 minutes! Mt. Arashiyama Sakura Jing back to think it's a great garden. Staff will enjoy the visit fee 500 yen 10 minutes and pretty. Time but could not enter the temple, but also many foreigners. I think it's wonderful during this season. Visited in decades, Buri, but good.
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  • Arashiyama mountain with views over the garden of the temple is very rich in place. Only because only little garden is the main location in the building. Spring mitsumata, early-flowering azalea, Daphne, cherry blossom Street hyakka-en all kinds planted in, see what bores. Japan garden is a large Cao source pond that we registered on the world cultural heritage.
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