Visitors enjoying a ride through the Sagano Bamboo Grove in rickshaws (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

Tenryu-ji Temple and Neighborhood

See the temple and nearby Sagano bamboo grove

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read

Tenryu-ji Temple and the nearby Sagano Bamboo Grove are justly famous for their year-round beauty. Visit in autumn and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Go there in spring to partake of Japan's glorious cherry blossoms. Besides that, there are Zen gardens, and fresh green bamboo trees to experience. Coming here, you know you are in Japan! In summer, there is a small lotus pond that is surely beautiful to see. When I visited in April, the lotus leaves were brown and dead, but still beautiful in their own way. One other bonus: Beautiful women in beautiful kimono can be seen in and around the temple all year long!

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...