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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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  • I researched and was recommended to check out this temple. I bought ticket from the South entrance and I didn’t know so I bought a combo ticket: ticket for temple and ticket for garden. The temple was...  more »
  • I think I did a really wide scale greater than around a ton once the garden by blah in place see heh heh
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  • Appreciate Maple period to 岚忻 Mountain will go to the point to the temple must go to Wen name Garden Cao Yuan Chiting Garden Walk temple inside Maple Leaf sheng and then you look at the 岚忻. Red and green leaves in the water, it's really beautiful. Garden scenery with Mountain view like a painting
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