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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5.04 months ago
Yet another beautiful place in Kyoto. Do make your reservation before coming here. I was lucky that I got in without reservation.
5.04 months ago
nice view and very cool place
2.04 months ago
It was too full of people, and the famous table that reflects the garden was extremely disappointing! Wouldn't recommend anyone to go, there are so many other nicer temples around Kyoto, and for way less price as well!
1.0a year 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
5.0a year 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