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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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  • October 4, 2017
    And the Ashikaga shogunate after has been ranked No. 1 in the Kyoto gozan temples as the Temple of Emperor Go-Daigo. Kameyama Emperor ling of the Imperial administration and after the saga-saga Emperor ling. Registered on the World Heritage list as "historic monuments of ancient Kyoto". Very beautiful, but also Japan in's history an important place. Hatred of the Emperor Go-Daigo to quell the later reversed the revolt by Zen monk Musō Soseki, Ashikaga takauji died in Yoshino, in dispense under the carpet. Also destroyed in the Ōnin War. Occurs 10/22/2017 is now known as "war of the respondent benevolence" of the 48th House of representatives general election.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Arashiyama's children rode in the stroller. So had to leave the stroller out because it has been raining lightly, but it was expensive at 800 yen at + Garden thought original, too, of course, but gave up. Or administrators, but not too easy to mix stroller, put in just to stand outside the original entrance if you chained to the base that I have felt. Entered the Garden only reluctantly, but everywhere people have ridden. Disappointed in coarse clean murky pond because of the heavy rain the day before had, Arashiyama with views over the front yard, where you feel the beauty of that attraction.
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  • October 3, 2017
    If you plan to visit the Arashiyama area, please do visit this temple. More than the temple, it is the garden surrounding it is what makes the visit worthwhile. There is also a zen vegetarian restaura...  more »

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