The first buildings on the site were built during the Heian period. Beginning in 1270, it was used as a residence for Emperor Gosaga. The Tenryuji temple was built on the site by Ashikaga Takauji iin 1339. The temple buildings have been destroyed and rebuilt several times, the most recent being in the Edo period.
Recall the vistas of various famous places, select what attracts you and add
your own interpretation. It is best to use this as a theme to design the whole
of the garden while adding just the right amount of changes. Sakuteiki trans. by Marc Peter Keane