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Tofukuji Temple

Address: 15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-561-0087
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$47*
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Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour
92%
Ranked #16 of 436 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

All the gardens are beautiful with stunning fall foliage view. The buildings of temple is accesible with a fee, but is really worthy to explore.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Came here during fall foliage and it did not disappoint. We walked down from fushimi inari and the trek was fun.

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SG
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Accessible by bus and train, this Buddhist temple is a large one and relatively popular with tourists. Revel in the crowds and be pulled along with the human wave, or detach yourself in the gardens to find some solace and serenity. The koyo (autumn leaves) are vibrant in the most pleasing way possible, and great for an afternoon of bench-warming... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Huge garden and stunning autumn foliage. Tofuku-ji Temple the only one Zen temple who visitor can enjoy it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited on 23 Nov which is holiday in Japan. It is too crowded but the view is stunning. It is worth to visit.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We were not going to visit this Temple, we had limited time and were being as selective as we could. We wanted to see Zen Gardens and had another place in mind, however as time was against us and by chance we read on TA about this temple and it's gardens. As often happened we took a wrong turn from... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Together with Nanzenji temple, these are the top two temples for autumn foliage. The range of colours from red to pink to yellow to orange was just mesmerizing. Must see.

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Tokyo, Japan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

When I visited Tofukuji autumn this year, the timing was perfect. The leaves were so red, that it looked like red clouds from Tsutenkyo bridge. I arrived early, before 9AM, but there were already so many people inside. I had to wait for around 15 mins. before I got to the front to get to the best view from Tsutenkyo... More 

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La Mesa, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Tofuku-ji Temple is one of the go to places for leaf peepers visiting Kyoto in the fall. Despite a huge herd of people they do a decent job of making things reasonably bearable. The view from the two bridges is not to be missed, take an extension pole for your camera to shoot above the heads of the rest of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is a beautiful temple but it is too crowded in autumun and it is difficult to park a car. No atmosphere anymore there.

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