Tengami is a typical point-and-click puzzle adventure set in ancient Japan. The game is next to completely textless. The player can interact and sometimes pick up items to proceed in the game. Most puzzles consist of experimenting with, or delicately observing the environment. The goal of the game is to collect cherry blossom petals for the withered tree that is presented at the start of the game.
The graphics are presented in a paper pop-up picture book style; each change of scenery is as if the player turns the pages in a pop-up book, the scenery folds together, and a new scenery rises up.