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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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Phone Number: +81 758811235
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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the lake is breathtaking!

at first you think: oh well just another temple. But wait, just as you turn around the corner you get blown away by it majestic lake, so beautiful and colorful garden

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mazatlan, Mexico
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very beautiful place to visit and must see if you're going to the bamboo forest. I found it very touristy though. I visited a temple at Nishiki market in Kyoto city and felt this was a better experience.

Thank krinessam
Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

at first you think: oh well just another temple. But wait, just as you turn around the corner you get blown away by it majestic lake, so beautiful and colorful garden

Thank lamelissa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple located among bamboo forest and there was a beautiful japanese garden inside the area Very peaceful and calm, so natural in here, every space full of green color which we love it too much A must to come here if you visit Arashiyama

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited last year and was very glad I did but you need to negotiate a large number of steps so make sure you have suit bale footwear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lovely old Zen temple boasts beautiful wood architecture and gorgeous mossy gardens. We spent a good 2 hours here, wandering and taking pictures. I can only imagine how amazing it is when the fall colors appear! This place was peaceful and felt spiritual (I find many of the tourist-y temples don't).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning gardens surrounding this lovely temple. It is worth stopping here before seeing the Bamboo Forest. Don't miss the gorgeous gardens surrounding a lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished the bamboo grove and paid 2000 Yen for two adults. we did not pay the extra 600 for the zen temple. The garden is not the most beautiful I saw in Japan but it is calm and very relaxing. I like the massive pond with fishes (koi). We spent about one hour there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

World cultural heritage site and a must see as it is one of the most beautiful gardens we have seen in our travels. 800 yen for the combination ticket of seeing the building and garden. The building is nice but can be skipped thus saving 300 as the Garden surrounds the building thus you basically get to see it. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is always a great place to stop in any season. Be sure to look at the many scenes from different views. I like it best in the Fall but each season has its good parts. Plan to spend some time there and when finished stop for some Yuba icecream outside the temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan on visiting the Bamboo forest make it a point to pass by the beautiful gardens. As you walk around you can enjoy take in the tranquility of the place. The garden is well tended. And the view by the lake are so pretty. Great for pictures!

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