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Tenryuji Temple

68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8385, Japan
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Ranked #27 of 383 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

World Heritage site. Garden is exceptional. Nevertheless, this is a site that is a bit pricey. Expensive to visit: 500 yen for the garden. Extra 100 yen to go into the buildings. An addition fee for tissue for the toilet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely spot with beautiful gardens. Leads into the best part of the Bamboo forest. We went on a Saturday which w as quite busy..but still plenty of scope for photographers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Has a Zen rock garden but also many other garden features such as large pond, streams, and numerous beautiful plantings. Many paths to wander and see the garden from many different angles. Exit through back gate to enter the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had to pay 300 yen to visit the garden and another 300 yen to visit the temple. Then when we inquired as to where to view the dragon on the ceiling, we were told to pay another 500 yen. It was the most expensive place to visit in Kyoto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a temple which has among the largest garden we visited in Kyoto. The iconic pond view is lovely. I would recommend to visit during autumn. We are there late summer and plenty of tree is still green, hence it is a bit 'greenish'. The size of the temple, the view of the pond, phew... very good. https://vinshengloh.exposure.co/fine-temples-of-arashiyama

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Y500 to enter the garden and Y100 fr the shrine very relaxing place pictures wont give justice to the very beautiful landscape of pond and garden lots of trees with labels on it

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We loved Tenryuu-ji, spending over an hour wandering the garden & the temple buildings. The garden is really something else, a perfect balance of rocks, moss, trees and water. Our favourite garden from our trip to Japan. Definitely go for a walk through the buildings, they are peaceful and beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Small but a stunning and perfectly formed garden, my favourite view of all my temple visits. We walked through the bamboo forest to get to it which really added to the experience. My advice is to take the walk slowly enjoy each area and take 20 minute to just sit in peace and observe the pond which is full of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Another one of Kyoto's World Cultural Heritage Sites. This is an extensive complex with stunning gardens and woodland. Like many temples and shrines in Kyoto this site was also ravaged by fire on numerous occasions. As a result most of the buildings date from the mid 1800s although this has been a site for a temple since the ninth century.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is an awesome attractions. Good scenery and a lot of places for side seeing. Should come during autumn and spend at least one day here. Should take the Sagano Tram. It's a wonderful experience. The walk in the bamboo grove is a fantastic journey. ♥

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