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Tenjuan Garden

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Tenjuan Garden

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86-8 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435 Kyoto Prefecture
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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. Two friendly hosts will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation a few hours before the tour.
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Eric_Greeney wrote a review Aug 2020
Finland878 contributions179 helpful votes
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Right next to Nanzen-ji San-mon gate the Tenju-an (a subtemple of Nanzen-ji) has a beautiful garden with white gravel field viewed from temple platform and also a stroll garden. The view from temple is characterized by a path of diagonally placed square stepping stones and moss. Japanese maples behind the field were about to enter the autumn colour season when I visited and had individual, slightly off-green hues making a beautiful background. The stroll garden is much like a wild forest – its route goes around a beautiful pond and you get also to walk over it using round stepping stones.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ccfchew_23 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia354 contributions46 helpful votes
This is a lovely garden to stroll into especially during autumn colour, though I can imagine it being good for all seasons. There is a sand garden with very attractive leaves around it that you can sit and marvel at. It also has an amazing koi pond that makes for an excellent picture. It is a lovely stroll across a very peaceful garden though it is crowded during autumn colours. If you are going, either go very early or find pockets of time where it is less crowded and it is well worth your time to sit and enjoy the views.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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William S wrote a review Jun 2019
Kobe, Japan985 contributions188 helpful votes
One of the most beautiful garden’s I’ve ever seen. Tucked into Nanzen-ji in a way you might easily miss, the gardens are a hidden jewel. It’s well worth the admission price to wander through the gardens and two ponds. The quietness, serenity and beauty of the water and gardens takes you away from all else. These gardens are rarely busy. If you are touring Kyoto with its crowds you’ll find this a relaxing and calming visit.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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David M wrote a review Apr 2019
Vero Beach, Florida10,684 contributions105 helpful votes
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The temple is not a major work of architecture, and the garden doesn't seem to score for sophistication of design, but the pond is as lush as they come, the front sand garden has a spectacular view of the great Nanzen-ji gate, and the side sand garden has blazing maples in fall, and a huge crape myrtle for summer. When I visited at the end of March, things were somewhat dull, but the garden was looking very well cared for, the temple veranda an inviting place to sit, and the place seemed far away from the crowds on the other side of the wall. I've included a ten year old fall photo to show the seasonal contrast.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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WalkintheClouds wrote a review Apr 2019
Jacksonville, Florida222 contributions32 helpful votes
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I love places that are off the beaten path without the crazy tourists getting in your way every two seconds. This garden is small, but delightfully calm. We were alone, in fact, until more than halfway through when a few other people came along behind us. Thankfully they were rather quiet, so it didn't ruin the garden for us. I almost hate to recommend or review this place because more people will know about it! lol But it's worth the price of admission to get away from the crazy for an hour.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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