Tenryu-ji

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The Tenryuji is the main temple of the Rinzai Zen Buddhism sect of the same name and is located in the Arashiyama district in the northwest of the city of Kyoto. It is the most important Zen temple in the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overview

Address

68 Susukinobaba-cho, Saga-Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto (Directions)

Hours

8:30 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8:30 - 17:00
Holidays 8:30 - 17:00

Price

¥500

Phone Number

075-881-1235

Website

http://www.tenryuji.com/en/

Designations

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Free guides/pamphlets

Access

15 minute walk from Arashiyama train station and easily accessible from Kyoto station via city or municiple bus.

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