Nov/1 - Dec/8, 2019 Special Viewing and Autumn Colors in Tofukuji Temple 4.5
from 11/1 '19 to 12/8 '19
Tofukuji Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Kyoto, and famous for its beautiful view of autumn leaves.
From mid-November, about 2,000 maple trees are turning their color crimson or gold.
One of the best spots viewing fall foliage in Tofukuji Temple is Gaunkyo Bridge. You can see the stunning view of thousand autumn leaves of Sengyokukan Gorge from Gaunkyo Bridge and Tsutenkyo Bridge.
Maple trees in Tofukuji Temple are brought back from China in old time and its leaves are divided into three parts, and they change to a characteristic gold color.
Tofukuji Temple has 25 sub-temples, and one of the sub-temples―Shorinji Temple offers night illumination events during autumn.
Also Tentokuin Temple and Ryuginan Temple have special autumn viewing events.
Venue : Tofukuji Temple
Address : 15-778 Honmachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Dates : November 1 - December 8, 2019
Hours : 8:30 - 16:00 *9:00 - 16:00 at Ryuginan Temple
Admission: no charge to enter the grounds. Tsūtenkyō bridge, kaisandō, and Tōfukuji honbō gardens: ¥400 each (15 and under ¥300 each). Ryōgin’an: ¥500 (15 and under ¥300).
From Kyoto Station: Take JR Nara Line to Tōfukuji Station, then 10 minutes’ walk
From Osaka Station: Take Keihan Railway to Tobakaidō Station or Tōfukuji Station; it’s an 8–10 minute walk from either stop
*Tōfukuji Parking is unavailable during autumn.
Venue : Shorinji Temle
Address : 15-795 Honmachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Dates : November 16 - December 1, 2019
Hours : 10:00 - 19:00
Admission : 600 yen/adult, 300 yen/high school and junior high school student, Free/children
*During this period, you can see the statue of Bishamonten and Kisshoten specially which can not be seen generally. And the light-up of the garden is so fantastic.
Purposeshould go,shrine/temple,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Tofukuji Sta. (about 700m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.05 months ago
Really beautiful place in Autumn for the fall foliage.
5.0a year ago
What can I say about this place other than the best red leaf seeing spot? This is a must see place. You will experience the red leaf ocean that all travel magazine recommend. And trust me, the actual experience is way better than seeing them in picture. I really don’t have any good adjective to describe this place. Just come!
I will recommend go to the temple early and go straight to the bridge. While your friends are still taking pictures of the minor views on the way, you can enjoy the best view alone. Then you can walk backward to places you miss on the way.
4.02 months ago
A great temple and garden.
5.0a year ago
This is the most beautiful place on Autumn. When I visited on early December, there were still lots of Autumn leaves on the tree. It is great place to visit with your loved one. I definitely come back here on Spring season as well.
5.05 months ago
Best autumn colours to enjoy.