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Tenryuji Temple

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68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple with attractive gardens for a nice walk and taking pictures. Again, we prefer the offseason to appreciate the tranquility of the setting

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple itself is just so-so, compared with others we've seen in Kyoto, but the gardens are wonderful and they exit out to the bamboo forest which is a must see. Very worthwhile visit.

Thank BruceSXM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple does get very busy in the summer months so if visiting at that time, arrive about an hour before closing and you will find most of the crowds have gone - leaving you space to really enjoy this place - and some surprising...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is a destination for school kids, and tourists but worth finding and visiting. It's a short walk from the transit station, and the temple garden is worth the walk. We didn't go into the temple itself but could see inside.

Thank 667maryanns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Objectively speaking, this is a beautiful place. If you pay the combined admission for both the interior and the gardens, you get to walk around the main buildings and admire the tatami floors, the painted screens and the overall balance and harmony of everything. The...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sit down, enjoy the view and just let go of all that is happening in your every day life. I am not one who is interested in yoga, though you just automatically feel a force of tranquility coming over you in these places. When ready,...More

1  Thank Alisonzm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a nice temple and grounds, but after visiting many gardens, I am on the border of whether I think I felt it was worth the entrance fee. We went in from the bamboo grove and exited on the main street. Don't get me wrong,...More

Thank i1aan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Singapore and I went to tenryuji temple near closing time to take some last minute shots with my family and elderly parents. Happened to take a photo of some restricted area and suddenly a middle aged monk came and took away my...More

4  Thank Joey T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Tenryuji Temple Gardens after seeing the Bamboo Grove during our day trip to Arashiyama from Kyoto during October 2018. You will pass the main entrance to the temple on the main road leading to the Bamboo Grove, however if...More

Thank gwoww
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple from the inside is not very special, so if you want to save time and/or money go for the garden. From the garden you can see the temple on the outside and make a nice walk through the beautiful Japanese garden.

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lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
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25 December 2016|
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Response from Navigate809573 | 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 crissy J |
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