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It is a temple in front of Arashiyama Station. The garden is very beautiful. I especially recommend the fall season.
Tenryuji (天龍寺, Tenryūji) is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site. Tenryuji is the head temple of its own school within the Rinzai Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism.
The tasteful promenade where Takebayashi (a bamboo forest) follows for approximately 100m from the dragon temple north side to Okochi Sanso Villa.