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68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-881-1235
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a quick snack in the food mall outside the gates we made our way up to the temple. You have to pay to enter the Temple and gardens - 800 yen. The temple seemed to be just a series of empty rooms and mats....More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Arashiyama to see the bamboo forest, be sure to also take in the Tenryuji Temple - you can choose to pay to see the temple and the gardens, or just visit the gardens. We decided to just visit the gardens after...More

Thank colinsgal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tenryuji is a wonderful Rinzai Zen temple complex in the Arashiyama area. the gardens are magnificent in any season.

Thank judyth101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See my review of Arashiyama. Beautiful to visit. Very peaceful and the garden are worth it too. Very close to the Bamboo Grove.

Thank Angelba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this temple but for me the gardens and the bamboo grove were the highlights. If you feel you are approaching temple burnout after an extended stay in Japan I feel this temple could be bypassed in favour of others . The gardens and...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to stop in while walking along the bamboo grove, the garden is gorgeous to look at, and filled with different plants labelled in multiple languages AND with scientific names!

Thank Miles Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had read so much about it’s beautiful gardens and was highly recommend if doing the bamboo grove. Frankly I didn’t find the garden anything great, all the temples and shrines have beautiful zen gardens. Missed having lunch at the vegetarian restaurant here as we...More

Thank V3AS
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just lovely energy walking around and then to go through the forest and end up by the river was an added treat

Thank Sus C
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the favorite temples of the family - it has everything that you expect from a temple and give a great view into a different world

Thank Christoph R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We decided NOT to visit all the temples as there is far too much to do in Japan and we wanted a varied experience. With this in mind, we selected a few key temples from certain regions and times and visited those. Tenru-Ji Temple is...More

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
Ticket is sold at the gate of garden. Usually, queue of gate is short, less than 3 min. Ticket price is 500 yen at Feb. 2017.
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17 July 2016|
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Response from johnfjohnston | Reviewed this property |
The painting of Daruma Visitors to the temple can see this famous painting near the entrance. Daruma is credited with bringing Buddhism from India to China and founding the Zen sect of Buddhism. So his image is often seen in... More
30 April 2015|
Response from crissykulit |
Hi ! The last time i visited Tenryuji Temple. We paid entrance and went inside via the entrance by the bamboo groves. there is no name on the outside of the gate. It's right before the slope of the road is uphill