This fine temple has one of the most attractive stroll gardens in all of Kyoto, particularly during the spring cherry-blossom and...
Tenryū-ji North Gate
By exiting Tenryū-ji via this gate and taking a quick left, you'll find yourself almost immediately in the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
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...
This is a popular place to sample yudōfu (tofu cooked in a pot). It’s fairly casual, with a spacious dining room. You can usually eat...
68 Susukinobaba-chō, Saga-Tenryū-ji, Ukyō-ku · 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.