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“A beautiful and tranquil garden that also has a temple”
Review of Tenryuji Temple

Tenryuji Temple
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A beautiful and tranquil garden that also has a temple”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

These beautiful gardens surrounding the temple are well worth the price of admission. There are paths and steps wandering around, lots of plants and a very large pond with Koi. It is a welcome relief from the heat and the crowds. Also visit the Bamboo Grove road in the vicinity and then walk along the river.

Visited September 2013
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“Cluttered and under construction”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Over-rated in my opinion. The temple was under rehabilitation which is regrettable but understandable. We still wound up paying full price despite not seeing much of anything of the temples.

I was really disappointed in the garden however. I’ve come to expect tranquility and space in Japanese gardens and this one felt cluttered with too much stuff. I felt a bit cheated to have paid 500 yen to get in.

Visited July 2013
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“Tenryuji Temple”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

It was boring place, mainly gardens and no english translation map or signs to explain of each unique spots, very disappointed

Visited June 2013
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“Gardens-only in June 2013”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Pretty gardens but couldn't go into buildings or even see outside of half of them. an Ok attraction but I suspect better in spring/autumn for garden colors. North exit dumps you into Arashimaya bamboo grove / walkway, which is convenient.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful gardens”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

I liked the temple buildings, but I really loved the gardens. It was summer so many shrubs were flowering, with beautiful reflections in the lake.

Tenryuji is very easy to get to as it's close to the station, and the walk leads on to the bamboo grove. It was part of a great day visiting Arashiyama.

Visited June 2013
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