Tenryu-ji is the head temple of the Tenryu sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, The temple is located in Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Japan. It was founded by Ashikaga Takauji on the site of the Kameyama for the purpose of consoling the spirit of the Emperor Go-Daigo. Muso Soeki ,the great Zen master, became its first chief priest. The temple is ranked number one among Kyoto's Five Mountains( Kyoto's Five Zen Temples). In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto".