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Address: 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Come with a Zen mindset to appreciate the big and small

Tenryuji, like many Japanese ancient temple, are not beautiful in the grandiose, nor does it aim to impress. It takes a little more observation, a little more time, and most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Tenryuji, like many Japanese ancient temple, are not beautiful in the grandiose, nor does it aim to impress. It takes a little more observation, a little more time, and most importantly, equanimity to savor the real beauty of Tenryuji. I notice that many Caucasians find Tenryuji's items unsuitable for their palate (Tofu and Eggplants) behind and focus mainly upon the... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There's an awful lot to see in Kyoto, Nijojo, Ginkakuji, Kinkajuji, Sanjusangendo and many other places. To do Kyoto right, you need three full days of touring and walking, hoping you'll avoid the crowds and visit serendipitously other more nteresting places as well. In this part of town, Arashiyama, but much closer in to the center, is the superb medieval... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Really nice temple grounds. Pay 200 yen to get into the gardens, and an additional 100 yen to enter the temple. We did the bamboo walk beforehand, and entered at the north gate, which took us through the gardens, and to a lovely pond area. Great spot for photos and a little relax time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Start off with the garden tour for ¥500 (it's worth it), then get the temple tour for ¥100. The gardens are hand cultivated, with babbling brooks and ponds. Beautiful pines and maples are everywhere. The temple itself has a variety of spots to stop and rest in order to enjoy the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The gardens are amazingly nice and if you manage to visit during cherry blossom season , for the better! I spent there almost 3 h and felt like I did not have enough. It has quiet places to meditate or just read a book while being surrounded by breathtaking landscapes! Entrance fee is around 500 JYP

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The temple and gardens are beautiful. It costs 500 yen to enter the gardens. Stroll through the gardens is beautiful. You can enter from one end and get out near the bamboo grove.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is such a serene, beautiful Japanese garden even when it is overflowing with tourists in cherry blossom season. Hands down one of the highlights of our visit to Kyoto -- it has to be one of the most gorgeous gardens in Japan and well deserves its World Heritage status.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was one of the more beautiful sites we visited during our four day stay in Kyoto. Located in the Arashiyama area, cherry blossom trees were in full bloom during our visit, providing a most breathtaking view of the temple's landscape. Gardens and ponds were beautifully arranged giving one an appearance of miniature mountainsides and waterfalls. Well worth the time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Walk around the garden.. JPY 1000/person.. Beautiful garden.. Nice place to visit................................

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is one of the five great Zen Temples in Kyoto and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our group didn’t enter and walk inside the temple facilities. The garden/pond and sand garden are interesting and the walk leads to the bamboo forest.

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