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Tofuku-ji Temple

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15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the largest Zen Buddhist Temples in Kyoto. The temple complex is very large. We went through former monks living quarters, the Tsutenkyo Bridge and Kaisando Hall. The gardens are particularly nice. Views of the bridge and from the bridge are nice....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must-see. One of the biggest highlights of my Japan trip. And one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. THe massive statue of buddha is overwhelming. Blooming sakuras around.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DenisaVee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting fushumi inari, we walked back towards the city and stopped here to take a look at the grounds. It was a coldish rainy day, so we were lucky enough to basically have the temple all for us. It consists of several buildings, really...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gabriele1989
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple has a variety of breathtaking sites. The main door is a National Treasure, the hight is impressive for a wooden construction. The gardens are also beautiful and transmit a sense of calm. One of the main attractions is the old wooden bridge. Spectacular...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MTorre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with most visitors to Kyoto we visited the Fushimi Inari temple, then we chose to walk to this temple afterwards. The contrast between the two is huge. Although the Fushimi is a famous and impressive temple with its Torris etc it is crowded and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Beautiful temple with two contrasting gardens. It was outside the peak foliage season when we visited so there was a great sense of peace here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pittsburgh_cyclist
Reviewed February 25, 2019

The temple garden is one of the most beautiful as far as fall foliage is concerned. Visit it on the way to Inari Fushimi Shrine and Toji (temple).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 565NYMan565
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We walked there from Fushimi Inari. This temple not as crowded as Fushimi Inari. Beautiful temple structure and very old too. WE went to their park, need to pay (I forgot how much, but it's not expensive). inside the park full with maple trees, beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

This place like many temples has a tranquil feeling as you enter beautifully maintained gardens. It would magnificent in Autumn 🍂 with the bright red leaves I would imagine it would get very crowded & may not so relaxing it’s the crowd. We were able...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wanderingwedging
Reviewed January 3, 2019

It didn't have the crowds like Fushimi Inari so I found this temple to be surreal and quiet. It's enlightening to see historical buildings and to learn more about its history at the same time. It really puts things into perspective. Standing on the Tsuten...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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barbadosbybus
September 29, 2017|
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Response from Jln62 | Reviewed this property |
There’s very few stairs. There’s a lot to see without going up the steps. To get inside one of the temples there are a few steps, however, I don’t think it should be much of an issue.
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ChouquetteSG
November 14, 2015|
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Response from Angie E | Reviewed this property |
There are many flights of steps to get to the temple. Some of the pavement are laid with gravels. Suggest you carry your baby in a sling.
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