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Tenryuji Temple

Address: 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour
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Ranked #24 of 403 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 329 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The garden inside is really expressing the beauty of the eastern Zen style. Worth paying a visit in every season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Lovely to visit and we also had a meal at the temple at the Shigetsu restaurant which made the experience really special. Was there during autumn and the colors were beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Fortified by an "Autumn lunch" at Sabou Himawari on the 5th floor (the escalator only goes to Floor 4) of the Izumiya shopping complex we took the train next door to Tenryuji temple & gardens, Bamboo Forest & a walk down to the river & moon bridge to complete the afternoon. You need to allow 2 - 3 hours and... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I visited Tenryuji in autumn, and I was amazed with this picture perfect Japanese garden. This scenary is the one you can see in postcard or calendar. You can see red hills in the background, autumn foliage and its reflection on the water. Everything was just too good be true. I'd recommend going here in the morning to enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Entrance fee to this UNESCO world heritage site costs JPY500. The gardens around the temple are beautifully planted and landscaped. An hour should be sufficient to cover the temple grounds. A very good place to view autumn foliage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Arriving at Keifuku Arashiyama station, the old station architecture and a old train museum give a good first impression. Turned left from the exit gate, a narrow road packed with cafes, restaurants and souvenirs shops leads to Tenryu-ji, the largest Zen temple complex in western Japan. The gate is impressive, but the parking lot inside the complex, and dozens of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

As the main temple landmark in Arashiyama, where the train stops, it's a must visit for Arashiyama. Subsequently, it's quite crowded at all times of the year, and especially so for the highs seasons of autumn and spring. Beautiful Hojo and pond garden. Back entrance leads to the famed bamboo pathway.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

to enter the temple its free, but to enter the garden & the building its different charge. garden 500 yen, building 600. best visit during autumn mid Nov, i was there too early n did not managed to snap the autumn foliage view :( but i'm still happy to see the super nice scenery that i nvr see before. this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This temple seems to not be as popular compared to others in Kyoto -- and would be a big mistake to miss. It is not as crowded and has lovely gardens, a nice lake, and is right next to a large bamboo grove.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Alltogether the temple is very beautiful, expecially in autumn when the maple trees turn red. But there are so many tourists there that you just can't really enjoy it. You can buy two different tickets, one for the garden and one for the temple, which is complete nonsense, because when in the temple you walk alongside the people in the... More 

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