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86-8 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank David M
Reviewed April 12, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank WalkintheClouds
Reviewed November 15, 2018

I have been to Japan many times, and this garden is my favorite in all of Japan. It's a sub-temple complex on the Nanzenji grounds, and it's way less crowded. I got there when it opened, and I was able to take my time across...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elissa T
Reviewed April 20, 2018

I visited easily 20 gardens in Kyoto, and I would rate this the most beautiful. Ended up spending nearly 2.5 hours here.. The entrance fee is 400 Yen if I recall correctly and it is well worth it. It is a must visit place within...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Triflyer
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This garden is very small and not really worth the entry fee. Compared to the spectacular gardens at Himeji the previous day it was fairly lack lustre.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Victoremanuel1965
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

깊어져만 가는 가을 그대 고민하지말고, 지금 떠나라. 붉게 물든 교토의 가을이 당신을 기다린다. 深まるばかり行く秋 君悩まないで、今出発せよ。 赤く染まった京都の秋があなたを待っている。 A deepening fall Don't worry about yourself, just leave now. The autumn of Kyoto, which is stained with red color, awaits you.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank babymonster2475
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

They don't take care anymore of the garden and big construction behind the garden too noisy! I'm sad...

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank toonzshop
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Perhaps less well known to foreign tourists (not to the locals, as seen from the long queue for the evening sessions), it is one of the most special gardens for autumn colors, particular in the evening. There is a separate admission fee for the evening...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Tenjuan Garden is absolutely gorgeous, with beautiful plants and a pond with tons of Japanese carps that are very eager to come near. If you are into photography, you may end up spending a few hours here.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Christian A
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Tenjuan Garden is a beautiful garded, but probably best enjoyed in the spring or later in the autumn. Like in every Japanese garden, it has a very nice pond (with Koi).

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Johan17
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