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[Tenryu-ji Temple]

An elegant garden and a beautiful zen temple with a solemn building in zen temple style

Founded by Soseki Muso, the great head temple of Tenryu-ji Temple school of the Rinzai sect was established by Takauji Ashikaga to pray for Emperor Godaigo. It used to be the most popular temple among the Kyoto Gozan (the five great temples of kyoto) in the Muromachi period. The famous garden that overlooks Arashiyama, Kameyama and Ogurayama that was created by Soseki Muso is a chisen-kaiyushiki garden with a sogenchi pond in the center. The garden merges with the landscape of Ikeoku that reminds one of an elegant Yamato-e style wave-washed beach. Zen temple style architectures such as large and small guest houses, living quarters, a hatto (lecture hall) and a meditation hall are located in the precincts. It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Address 68 Susukinobaba-cho, Sagatenryuji, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-881-1235 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m)
Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closes at 5:00 p.m. from October 21st to March 20th)
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee Garden: High school students and over 500 yen, elementary school students and junior high school students 300 yen, children under school age Free (An additional 300 yen to visit halls)
Access Take the JR Sanin Main Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 20 minutes, alight at "Saga Arashiyama Station" and walk for approx. 13 minutes.
URL http://www.tenryuji.com/en/

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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