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Tenryuji Temple

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68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Many tourists bypass this temple and beautiful garden, which is terrific as it is an oasis of calm compared to the main street and bamboo grove. 1000 yen entry and an extra 500 if you want to enter the large pavilions. Not necessary in my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MargaretPowell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our nov trip last year to japan, this was one of the places we went before going to the bamboo forest. The garden view is the one that I have fall in love with. I could wear there whole day just looking at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ShirleyXueLi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you made it a point to visit bamboo forest you would surely pass by this temple. It’s housed in a really big ground, with many plants and nice landscape. However, history wise there’s nothing mind blowing. Visitors basically just admire, take walk in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pourquoipaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tenryuji is famous for its garden, and it was indeed lovely when the autumn colours are at its peak. When I visited it was fairly crowded, however visitors were respectful and quiet so it did not affect our enjoyment of the place. There are two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hwlow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet place, beautiful scenery, wish pool with frog statue, pattern sand or rocks, and vintage temple.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank abdij0gja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to the bamboo forest and saw the green bamboo trees gracefully lining the narrow dirt road. We got distracted with the colorful trees inside a temple that was near to the entrance of the bamboo grove. So we paid the ticket and entered...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noseason
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place as it was noted to be a UNESCO site. Visited only the garden and was disappointed. It’s like any other manicured garden. As it was winter, everything was dead or brown. I am sure it will look amazing in spring or autumn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank feliciakaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think the best approach would be to walk through the Bamboo Grove and then enter Tenryu-ji shrine from the rear entrance. But if one prefers to visit both attractions separately, it’s also a good idea because starting with Tenryu-ji and ending with Bamboo Grove...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank macaiwar
Reviewed December 10, 2018

The changing colors of autumn makes the garden even more beautiful. It was crowded with visitors and tourists.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wildmanwm
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We all know that Autumn attracts visitors to admire the changing leaves in Kyoto. The beauty of its temples and historical gardens together with the useful information that the City provides, makes a really enjoyable season. Besides that, I have to add that transportation is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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December 25, 2016|
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Response from Navigate809573 | Reviewed this property |
Ticket is sold at the gate of garden. Usually, queue of gate is short, less than 3 min. Ticket price is 500 yen at Feb. 2017.
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July 17, 2016|
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Response from johnfjohnston | Reviewed this property |
The painting of Daruma Visitors to the temple can see this famous painting near the entrance. Daruma is credited with bringing Buddhism from India to China and founding the Zen sect of Buddhism. So his image is often seen in... More
April 29, 2015|
Response from crissy J |
Hi ! The last time i visited Tenryuji Temple. We paid entrance and went inside via the entrance by the bamboo groves. there is no name on the outside of the gate. It's right before the slope of the road is uphill