We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Kyoto
Post
Inbox
Search

Tenryuji Temple

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
All photos (3,596)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Certificate of Excellence
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Contact
68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
Website
+81 75-881-1235
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,905)
Filter reviews
788 results
Traveler rating
431
280
67
7
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
431
280
67
7
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bamboo grove beautiful garden world heritage site arashiyama area costs yen large pond cherry blossoms arashiyama station autumn foliage main hall entrance fee walk around the main attraction nice walk zen temple trees
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 788 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

The garden entrance is 500 yen and it's worth it. The garden is UNESCO heritage. Very beautiful arrangements offering great views and great walks inside the garden. It should also be a great place to enjoy sakura.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Cyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My lovely wife and I visited this Temple after our walk through the bamboo forests as most visitors do. The gardens are beautiful and zen-like with a river running through. Towards the end of the meander is a stunning lake with a zen shore -...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Les P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peace and tranquillity even though there are many tourists. You can find a quiet spot and some peace. Lots of trees and a beautiful river. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The gardens are well kept and beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank melb445
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one several temple in area and may be the best. If here take the time to see it. The temple grounds are also very impressive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Warner L
Reviewed October 15, 2019

You can reach this temple from Kyoto by train, ride takes ca 10-15min or by bus 35-45 min, depending time of the day and departing point. The original Tenryuji temple was built in 1339 and it has burnt several times, so current buildings are from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mWrite
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Given the amount of temples in Kyoto, it’s really hard to see all of the temples. If you are like me and are following a travel guide this temple will be of the recommended ones. It after visiting around 15 or more temples. This is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Venkat_1112
Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

After walking through the bamboo forest, we paid 500 yen each and entered through the north entrance of the temple garden. Wide pathways meander through beautiful woodland, which at the same time is both natural and cultivated. It was peaceful and beautiful, and offered a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank 646lorit
Reviewed September 29, 2019

This temple is near the bamboo forest and the area is great! A beautiful landscape surrounds it and the nearby Zen garden is awesome.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DarioSaraB
Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

This temple famous for its garden is located west of Tokyo station and you need a train or a bus to reach it. The temple has a beautiful hall overlooking a magnificent pool. But the garden is the reason why you want to go there....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank francoisl548
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

We paid $8 to visit the temple and garden. This world cultural heritage site was established in 1339 by a shogun in memory of the emperor. This is the first Zen temple in Japan & has been burned by fire eight times, most recently in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank AndreaUbok
View more reviews
Nearby
Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 516 nearby hotels
Kyoto Ranzan
94 reviews
.12 miles away
Suiran Luxury Collection Hotel Kyoto
319 reviews
.17 miles away
Arashiyama BENKEI
549 reviews
.17 miles away
Ryotei Rangetsu
56 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,446 nearby restaurants
Kyoarashiyama Ine
87 reviews
.20 miles away
Arashiyama Rilakkuma Sabo
22 reviews
.21 miles away
Kameyamake
23 reviews
.20 miles away
Seizansodo
20 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3,068 nearby attractions
Bamboo Forest Street
3,739 reviews
.11 miles away
Hogonin Temple
144 reviews
.09 miles away
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
107 reviews
.13 miles away
Tenryu-ji Temple Sogenchi Teien
6 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Seikalala
December 25, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
1
Vote
Google Translation
MLea M
July 17, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
1
Vote
Dokkid
April 29, 2015|
Answer
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
1
Vote
Frequently Asked Questions about Tenryuji Temple