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Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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spectacular in autumn - worth braving the crowds for

This was the most spectacular of the temples I saw on my November trip to Kyoto - there's a reason it's one of the most popular autumn leaves spots. It's quite a large complex and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the most spectacular of the temples I saw on my November trip to Kyoto - there's a reason it's one of the most popular autumn leaves spots. It's quite a large complex and (unlike in most other temples) the autumn leaves form a part of the intimate inner gardens as well as the large outer gardens. The mid-afternoon... More 

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Grosseto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best temple we visited, at the end (or at the beginning) of the Kyoto's Philosopher's Path. Cannot imagine how it could. Not to be missed.

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The autumn leaves time is crowded with many travelers. Because it is located on the way from Nanzen-Ji to Ginkaku-Ji. Of course, the autumnal leaves of this temple are famous and it is certain that catching your eyes.

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sf bay area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were blown away by the colors and beautiful settings of this small temple. The red leaves were a sharp bright red and the yellow leaves complemented the reds. The setting of the upper pagoda was amazing, do not miss this short hike. For the night illumination, imho, I think Kyomizu Dera is better since it's a bit brighter.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of us went for the Eikando night tour that started at 17.30. There was a mighty long queue when we got there just before 18.00. I would have given up but for the insistence of the others! We queued for 40 minutes to get in but stayed for no more than 20 minutes. There were people everywhere it... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came back to this wonderful temple, this time on their night time illumination in autumn. Arrived around 8 where most crowds dispersed, it was stunning, quiet. Mesmerized by the colours. Every view or tree is either yellow, orange, red. It is like a kaideslopscope of these colours. The bridge and lake was truly a spectacle. If you are short of... More 

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

We must have struck the right day. But this had the best autumn display we saw in the whole trip. A little pricer to get into yen 1,000 but well worth it.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Kyoto from November 22nd to 29th, visited many sights known for Fall colour, most place reach the peak with much of leave on the ground, this we found it's the best of all, for this trip, this temple is our number pick.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although teeming with tourists, the gardens are a must see. Beautifully landscaped with the buildings and hills, the autumn foliage around the main pond is spectacular.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Eikando consists of several buildings which are connected via wooden corridors which provide shelter in case of rain. The tempel is positioned alongside o the hill. Besides the Buddha hall and the Amida Hall with beautifully painted sliding doors there is a small rock garden. On Eikando's ground above the other buildings is a Pagoda which is on the hillside... More 

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