Tenryu-ji

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Tenryuji
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Tenryu-ji (天龍寺) is the head temple of the Tenryuji sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism and was first established by shogun Ashikage Takauji in 1339 to honor Emperor Go-Daigo. After its construction, it was deemed to be the most important Zen temple among Kyoto's Five Mountains (five major Zen temples). In 1994, Tenryu-ji achieved UNESCO recognition as a World Heritage Site.

Overview

Address

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

Hours

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

Price

¥500

Phone Number

075-881-1235

Website

zen.rinnou.net

Designations

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Access

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

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