Tenryu-ji Temple

Local name天龍寺
LocationUkyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Tenryū-ji, formally known as Tenryū Shiseizen-ji, is the head temple of the Tenryū-ji branch of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, located in Susukinobaba-chō, Ukyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple was founded by Ashikaga Takauji in 1339, primarily to venerate Gautama Buddha, and its first chief priest was Musō Soseki. Construction was completed in 1345. As a temple related to both the Ashikaga family and Emperor Go-Daigo, the temple is held in high esteem, and is ranked number one among Kyoto's so-called Five Mountains. In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto".

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Admission

Gardens only:
Adults, students: 500 JPY
Pupils: 300 JPY
Children (under 6): free

To visit the gardens and the building, the fee is the same as mentioned above, plus 300 JPY.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenryū-ji

Official website http://www.tenryuji.com/

Phone +81 75 881 1235

Address Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto 616-8385, Japan

Coordinates 35°0'57.174" N 135°40'26.644" E

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