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Address: 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 758811235
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Zen Garden 100%

Check this place for the gardens. ..some of the best in Kyoto. Temple is average but thats ok. Sit and watch the fish leaping out the pond.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Check this place for the gardens. ..some of the best in Kyoto. Temple is average but thats ok. Sit and watch the fish leaping out the pond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Its a good walk from the train station, but really worth it even thought we almost died because of the humidity. Beautiful surroundings, the garden , the lake full of giant fish, for an extra 100yen on the top of the garden entry you can go inside the temple, of course shoes off and you can wondering around. So peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The temple lies in a very beatiful garden that is alone worth the visit. The temple is large, but not so decorated as I've seen others. You can walk the bamboo path on your way to or from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the best , simple but amazing garden, small but worth the visit, ends with a bamboo grove, lovely for photos. Here you get to enter the temple or the garden , We prefer the garden, it is more to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Tenryuji wasn't in our itinerary, however since we still had some time to spare, we decided to go after visiting the Bamboo forest. We went via the north entrance, brought tickets (500yen for adults and young kids were free) and headed in, not knowing what to expect. We love the zen gardens, especially Sogenchi Teien (Sogen Pond Garden) right in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited here in 2014 with my wife and two sons and came back again back in April '15. TenRyuJi is such a stunning temple and, coupled with the iconic bamboo forest, makes it a must-see attraction while in Kyoto. My wife in particular believes this to be her favourite temple in Japan. It has beautiful architecture and gardens with stunning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You need to pay 500 JPY to enter, but it's totally worth it. The architecture of this place is really stunning. The gardens are beautiful and you can find a quiet, calm place there easily. Close to them there is this famous bamboo forest trail, totally worth seeing. I think we were lucky, there were not many people there and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very beautiful, nice walk around the temple and the garden. Was 6 yen entry, seperate price for each area. I would of liked some more information, the only information was on a small brochure at the start. Definitely worth looking around the garden. Western toilets and plenty of amenities in the surrounding area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Tenryu-ji is generally considered to be the oldest remaining garden in Kyoto, and its history is a bit fuzzy. Although the history goes further back, the layout you see today was built in the 14th century by Shogun Ashikaga Takauji. However, the actual buildings you see were built/re-built in the latter Meiji period. The temple buildings are quite extraordinary, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This temple complex is located within the Arashiyana bamboo forest. This location combined with the amazing zen (moss) gardens make it a very soecial place.

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Address: Address: 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 758811235
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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