Rurikoin Temple locates at the foot of Mt.Hiei, in an area called Yase.
In the temple premise, there are Japanese-style gardens including "Ruri-no-niwa(Ruri Garden)" and "Garyo-no-niwa(Garyo Garden)", representing the world after death. In particular, the Ruri-no-niwa is famous for its stunning view of autumn leaves seen from the 2nd floor. Rurikoin Temple was closed to the general public before, but has been open during the spring and autumn months from 2015.
Enjoy the spring's shining lapis lazuri color and the autumn's foliage color in gradation.
Address : 55 Kamitakanohigashiyama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
-From Demachi-yanagi Sta.,get on Eizan Electric Railway(for Yase-Hieizanguchi) to Yase-Hieizanguchi Sta.It takes 5 minutes on foot from the station.
-From Kokusaikaikan Sta.,get on Kyoto Bus(for Ohara,Kodeishi) to Yaseekimae.It takes 7 minutes on foot from the bus stop.
Airport/Sta.Yase-hieizanguchi sta. (about 200m) Google Transit
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4.04 months ago
The most important thing to do here as a tourist seems to be taking one scene only. If the queue is very long and the red leaves are not in good condition, you should consider to save your time and visit other places. The entrance fee is 2000 yen, which is very high.
5.06 months ago
Sadly the ticket was sold out when I arrived at around 2 p.m on Sunday. Nonetheless the outside is beautifully coated in red & yellow color of the fall. I'm sure inside the temple is even more breath-taking
4.05 months ago
It's a very beautiful temple. It's worth the time on lining up and waiting outside.
5.05 months ago
Low key beautiful Temple that is a bit of a journey from the city and also a bit pricey at 2000 yen per person but it was well worth it, no regrets
1.06 months ago
Ridiculous amount of people queueing at entrance for a ticket to get on site to get a pic from a table in the room. Not a very pleasant experience but would have done it again if I have never been. The place is pretty just way too many people