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Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto

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Religious Site
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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  • I had never been here, even though I have lived in Kyoto for a little while. It was totally worth it. I will go back on a weekend or public holiday to see the temple with the dragon painted on the cei...  more »
  • You can see this temple or just scroll around the garden but this site should be included when you see the bamboo grove. We used the JR Saga Arashiyma line to get to the area and the site is only abou...  more »
  • This temple has a very good park. After you enter the temple, You will walk through the garden with so many variants of flowers. I went there when it was rained. But it doesn't spoil the beauty of thi...  more »