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Tenryuji (Photo: Tenryuji Temple – chee hong / CC BY 2.0)

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.



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


8:30 - 17:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

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

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General Amenities

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  • Free guides/pamphlets

What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


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

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