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Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto
(4.3/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • Loved the temple gardens and the atmosphere when one explores the more secluded parts of the gardens. Be mindful that there are different tickets to visit the gardens and the temple itself. Also, if y...  more »
  • much beautiful is the surrounding nature, so is this temple. like this one especially, because if go in Autumn the momiji leafs falls are so beautiful/ no words. 
  • Look up at the ceilings of 9 meters in diameter of the main hall and overlooks black ink dragon becomes dynamic. I feel nestled in lush Ryu figure resting space and dignified. Visits to the main hall and garden visits are charged separately. Ohojo overlooking the garden alone is enough, but I visit gardens. Front of sogenji pond is accessible by wheelchair. At the end of the autumn pond to interior of Arashiyama mountain. Way down the Hill to visit the garden in a wheelchair while entering from the North and so easy.
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