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Tenryuji Temple

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Address: 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Very Beautiful gardens leading up to the Bamboo grove

The pond and veranda areas are gorgeous. The gardens are almost like museums, incredibly well cared for and curated. Each plant seems to be exactly where it should be and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The pond and veranda areas are gorgeous. The gardens are almost like museums, incredibly well cared for and curated. Each plant seems to be exactly where it should be and the organization of it all is brilliant. Highly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Considered a long walk from Arashiyama station, and we paid about 600 yen per pax to entered both the temple and the garden but the view was breath taking. Actually the best and cheapest way to get there would be by bus, but if you are worried about missing the stop train would be another option. Quite disappointed cause the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was bit of an adventure getting here, we were told to get the 73 bus to Arashiyama - that didn't quite work so the last part of the trip was by taxi (though going back the 73 bus went all the way???). Even though it was raining the gardens, temple and blossoms were beautiful . There is also a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed a night in Arashiyama and dropped by the temple since we were around the area. Only spent time in the garden and even then, we were occupied for quite some time. There is an amazing/zen garden view behind the temple but because we were there before the sakura season, it was slightly frustrating as we are certain that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Tenryuji is a fair bit away from the city of Kyoto, in the Arashiyama area, but it's well worth a visit. The gardens, as with most temples in Kyoto, are breathtaking - we were lucky to see a few cherry blossom trees in full bloom as well. You can also walk into the Bamboo forest, which is another spectacular sight.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Tenryuji is a Zen temple in Kyoto located within the grounds of a most beautiful and serene garden. A UNESCO World Heritage Site as a Historic Monument of Ancient Kyoto, Tenryuji Temple is internationally recognized as a cultural heritage site. Originally built as part of a palace in 1255, it was converted into a Zen temple in 1339. Tenryuji Temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Wonderful, beautiful, peaceful gardens and ponds surrounding the temple in a beautiful, quiet area of Kyoto!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The temple and gardens are spectacular. The garden's curving paths, designed at varying heights, allow constantly changing views. Plum trees were in bloom during my visit, but this garden would be beautiful without a single flower. It's worth the modest extra charge (just 100 yen when I was there) to add a ticket allowing entry to some of the buildings.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The gardens to this temple are beautiful especially the lake in front of the main building. I recommend it. There is also a separate ticket for the house but I think the garden is enough and you can still see into the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The sogenchi garden in the grounds of the temple are amazing, one of the best examples of a Zen garden in Kyoto and a United Nations World Heritage Site.

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