Tenryu-ji Teien

Tenryu-ji Teien| 天龍寺庭園


photo by marufish from flickr

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Tenryu-ji Garden established by Takauji Ashikaga(1305-1358) is the head temple of the Tenryu-ji branch of Rizai Zen sect and is ranked number one among Five Mountains in Kyoto (京都五山). It is a masterpiece of the garden which could see Arashiyama (Mt.Arashi) and Kameyama(Mt.Kame) for the background of the garden(Shakkei Technique). This garden made by Soseki Muso is a strolling pond garden style. Before the Meiji Restoration, a building was burned down because of a war and the present main building was restored in 1899.

Soseki Muso: Soseki Muso was a Zen priest living in the Kamakura period to the Muromachi period. He was known also as a eminent landscape gardener who built the garden of Saiho-ji and? the Tenryu temple in Kyoto.

Hours :

Apr – Oct | 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Nov – Mar | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fee : Adult / 500 yen


68 SagaTenryujisusukinobabacho,Ukyo ward, Kyoto city, Kyoto


10 min walk from Saga-Arashiyama Sta. (JR Sagano line)

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