This fine temple has one of the most attractive stroll gardens in all of Kyoto, particularly during the spring cherry-blossom and...
Just upstream from Tōgetsu-kyō and behind Tenryū-ji, this park is a nice place to escape the crowds of Arashiyama. It’s laced with...
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Walking into this extensive bamboo grove is like entering another world – the thick green bamboo stalks seem to continue endlessly in...
This is a popular place to sample yudōfu (bean curd cooked in an iron pot). It’s fairly casual, with a spacious dining room. You can...
68 Susukinobaba-machi, Saga Tenryū-ji · interesting places nearby
To sample shōjin ryōri (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine), try Shigetsu in the precincts of Tenryū-ji. This healthy fare has been sustaining monks for more than a thousand years in Japan, so it will probably get you through an afternoon of sightseeing, although carnivores may be left craving something. Shigetsu has beautiful garden views.