In the Nanzen-ji Temple’s grounds, a few steps away from the Sanmon-gate is the Tenjuan Temple, which is a small sub-temple dedicated to the Zen master.
The name Tenjuan 「天授庵 」 literarily means “Heaven Given”.
Tenjuan Temple has a main hall, a study and two gardens, a rock garden featuring dry stones, moss, trees and geometric patterns and a stroll-style pond garden, which are both stunning in the spring and autumn.
Visitors can enjoy the tranquility of the rock garden while sitting on a wooden porch and stroll the path around the pond in a lush garden.
In Autumn, the garden is colored with brilliant red autumn leaves. It particularly attractive during autumn illumination in the evenings.