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15 Nov 2018
“Hidden Gem”
20 Apr 2018
“Most beautiful garden in Kyoto”
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86-8 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

I have been to Japan many times, and this garden is my favorite in all of Japan. It's a sub-temple complex on the Nanzenji grounds, and it's way less crowded. I got there when it opened, and I was able to take my time across...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I visited easily 20 gardens in Kyoto, and I would rate this the most beautiful. Ended up spending nearly 2.5 hours here.. The entrance fee is 400 Yen if I recall correctly and it is well worth it. It is a must visit place within...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Triflyer
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This garden is very small and not really worth the entry fee. Compared to the spectacular gardens at Himeji the previous day it was fairly lack lustre.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Victoremanuel1965
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

깊어져만 가는 가을 그대 고민하지말고, 지금 떠나라. 붉게 물든 교토의 가을이 당신을 기다린다. 深まるばかり行く秋 君悩まないで、今出発せよ。 赤く染まった京都の秋があなたを待っている。 A deepening fall Don't worry about yourself, just leave now. The autumn of Kyoto, which is stained with red color, awaits you.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank babymonster2475
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

They don't take care anymore of the garden and big construction behind the garden too noisy! I'm sad...

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank toonzshop
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Perhaps less well known to foreign tourists (not to the locals, as seen from the long queue for the evening sessions), it is one of the most special gardens for autumn colors, particular in the evening. There is a separate admission fee for the evening...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Tenjuan Garden is absolutely gorgeous, with beautiful plants and a pond with tons of Japanese carps that are very eager to come near. If you are into photography, you may end up spending a few hours here.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Christian A
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Tenjuan Garden is a beautiful garded, but probably best enjoyed in the spring or later in the autumn. Like in every Japanese garden, it has a very nice pond (with Koi).

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Johan17
Reviewed 12 August 2016

There is a lovely path through a little tree glade and around a pond, and a nice gravel zen garden. We might have enjoyed it more if we didn't feel self-pressed to see the rest of Nanzen-ji. The zen garden must be spectacular in the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank wymanz2go
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Absolutely stunning gardens, I would say the absolute gem at Nanzen-ji Complex. A beautiful, tranquil space.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Kate W
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