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Tofuku-ji Temple

15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0087
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15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-561-0087
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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...More

1  Thank Maeve68
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.

Thank Sing Ngan L
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...More

1  Thank tokyo83
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...More

3  Thank Ted C
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.

Thank aicha1960
Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Just one stop away from kyoto or inari JR station, this temple is popular especially during the autumn time because of the amazing red leaves which filled the whole site! It was flooded with people the day I went but it was worth it!

Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed December 1, 2014

Tofukuji is oldest and largest temple in Kyoto, while the super big Sanmon gate is the oldest in Japan. The entrance gate is not the Sanmon gate. Sanmon stood nearly at the center of the view from the entrance, shaped more like a temple than...More

3  Thank EredGorgoroth1
Reviewed November 23, 2014

Tofukuji is only 1 stop away from Kyoto JR station, not only it was easy to access but the red autumn leaves are really beautiful at this temple! I was totally (and everyone else) in awe, and thinking this is as red as it can...More

Thank Kuromi_26
Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is perhaps the most famous autumn spot in Kyoto, and maybe all of Japan. The bridge over the ravine filled with red, orange, and yellow is packed with visitors every year during the autumn months. If you go, be prepared for the crowded, but...More

1  Thank milty908
Reviewed November 22, 2014

The exceptional colors of mapple trees, a number of nuances from yellow, golden, light red, dark red, rendering the nature on top of its beauty. But very crowded....

1  Thank jojisan
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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Is this temple stroller friendly ?
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.