Tenryū-ji (天龍寺) Zen Temple

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We took another taxi across town to Tenryū-ji temple, which was also highly recommended and a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well.

The temple was founded in 1339 and completed in 1345.

The buildings and surrounding gardens were a peaceful place and, although busy, weren’t as hectic and rushed as Kinkaku-ji. We saw raked pebble gardens, students studying calligraphy, monks, and marvelled at the incredibly well crafted buildings of wood, paper and tile.

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