Tenryuji was built in 1339 by the ruling shogun Ashikaga Takauji. Takauji dedicated the temple to Emperor Go-Daigo, who had just passed away.
Tenryuji is beautiful in each of its seasons, making it one of the best tourist attraction in Kyoto.
Sogenchi Teien (Sogen Pond Garden) is a popular autumn leaves viewing spot.
The Cloud Dragon on the ceiling of Tenryu-ji's Hatto was painted in 1997 by the renowned nihonga artist Kayama Matazo (1927-2004), as one of the projects commemorating the 650th anniversary of the death of Tenryu-ji's founder, Muso Kokushi.
||· From "Karasuma Oike" bus stop to "Nishinokyo Enmachi" bus stop via Kyoto municipal bus, it’s approx. 16 minutes
→ From "Nishinokyo Enmachi" bus stop to "Saga Shogakko-mae" bus stop via Kyoto municipal bus, it’s approx. 21 minutes
→ From "Saga Shogakko-mae" bus stop to "Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae" bus stop via Kyoto municipal bus, it’s approx. 3 minutes
· From "Karasuma Oike" station to "Uzumasa-Tenjingawa" station via subway Tozai line, it’s approx. 8 minutes
→ From "Uzumasa-Tenjingawa" station, it’s approx. 5 minutes on foot to "Randen-Tenjingawa" station
→ From "Randen-Tenjingawa" station to "Arashiyama" station via Randen Arashiyama line, it’s approx. 14 minutes
You would have arrived at your destination after getting off at Randen's "Arashiyama" station
Yamazakura, weeping cherry trees, Yoshino cherry trees are blooming beautifully.
There are several cherry blossom viewing spots for instance Tahoden (Hall of Many Treasures), where one can see the cityscape of Kyoto.