Travel: Tenryu-ji temple and gardens Arashiyama Kyoto

Travel: Tenryu-ji temple and gardens Arashiyama Kyoto

Tenryū-ji is a temple and gardens founded by Ashikaga Takauji in 1339. It’s purpose at the time was to venerate Gautama Buddha. It’s considered as one of Kyoto’s so-called Five Mountains. In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tenryuji dates from the Muromachi period in Japan’s 14th-16th century. Among its many attractions is the Sogenchi pond and garden. Ths is the only original feature of the temple that has survived the centuries – designed by the famous priest and garden designer, Muso Soseki.

Watch my video from Tenryu-Ji temple

When we went there last year, the autumn leaves were on the verge of warming into feiry explosions of colour. Although we only got a bare hint of that. Even still, the video and stills from the walk through Tenryu-Ji were beautiful. You are guaranteed beautiful views at any time of year.

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

2 thoughts on “Travel: Tenryu-ji temple and gardens Arashiyama Kyoto

    1. Aww thanks Mike I am flattered that you watched it to the end. The graphic is my little nod to being Maori and also being in love with Japanese culture, it is at the end of all of my videos on my channel. I hope to make more videos soon as I actually went back to Japan and to Poland in the past few months. I am looking forward to seeing your photos and stories too Mike.


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