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Address: 15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981, Kyoto Prefecture
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Great Momiji here

One of the best places to view autumn leaves. Quite an extensive place with lots to see. The zen garden at the back is well worth the view also.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best places to view autumn leaves. Quite an extensive place with lots to see. The zen garden at the back is well worth the view also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once in a Lifetime Fall Color Display is beyond describing. Words fail me. The crowds are irrelevant because it's SO AWESOME!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They are hundreds Japan maple tree, the most in Kyoto, if you only have limited time in Kyoto, come here, then you know what Fall Colours mean, Japanese maple tree are everywhere, the day we visited, in the early morning, the people line start to form from the train station, just walk following the crowd of Japanese folk, so you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A perfect example of wabi sabi, that elusive aesthetic of beauty in imperfection. There is perfect harmony of the buildings, garden and hills.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to see this temple because of other reviews. Hands down to the beautiful foilage but this place is packed. We came on a Saturday during peak foilage season. If you can handle crowds, this temple certainly has one of the best foilage during the fall season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here on a rainy day, for the gardens you do have to pay per person. Otherwise, to walk around the main temple and gate, it is free. Is one of our top 3 temples, right after Chion in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I strongly recommended that if your intention of visiting Kyoto is to see the Autumn Maple leaves, the Tofukuji Temple should be high in your priority. The surrounding of the temple is bursting with yellow and red colours of maple leaves and you would probably hate to leave the place as there are so many photo opportunities. The temple itself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the temple at the peak of the fall foliage. It was beautiful, and there must have been tens of thousands of people. The staff kept the flow moving nicely, but there was no opportunity to sit and enjoy or take the most spectacular photos from the bridges.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, because it is so popular, it was crowded with people coming to see the momiji (autumn colour ) I have to say that it is the best place to see the colour. It has also 2 temples to visit. One with dry garden, and a very impressive moss garden.

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most famous place of Kyoto, such as red・yellow leaves in Autumn. It is not exaggerated,much of peoples come to this Temple pour in to see Leaves. Especially, good views from on the two bridges. I should think so you are stand in need of patience. Another season is quiet Temples.

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