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Tenryu - ji Temple

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Tenryu-ji Temple, the first-ranked of the Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto, was established in 1339 by Shogun Ashikaga Takauji on the site of the Kameyama Detached Palace, for the purpose of consoling the spirit of Emperor Go-Daigo. The great Zen master Muso Soeki served as the temple's founding pricst.Behind the Hojo (Main Hall) is the Sogenchi Garden, which has been designated a Special Historic Site and a Special Historic Scenic Area. This garden, designed in the stroll-around style, retains the same form as when it was designed by Muso Soseki in the fourteenth century. Enhanced by the surrounding landscapes of Mt. Arashiyama and Kameyama, it is a fine blend of aristocratic tradition and Zen culture, displaying the beauty of the four seasons.

Address :
68 Susukinobaba-cho, Tenryuji, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
Access :
Kyoto City Bus,Kyoto bus to "Keihuku arashiyama "."JR Saga arashiyama".
Open :
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fee :
General: 500 yen (add 100 yen to enter halls)Junior High School Students 300 yen Elementary School Students 300 yen Under Kindergarten Free

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