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Tofuku-ji Temple

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15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 12 January 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 3 January 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
Thank alohadwayne
Reviewed 28 December 2018

This is a underrated temple, close to the more famous Fushimi Inari temple. We took the Keihan rail line from Kyomizu-gojo to Tobakaido Station. Then it was a short walk to the temple. We went in December, so it was not crowded at all. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

One the the most calm temples we visited in Japan. Calm and so peaceful. We had a great time and our tour guide was so helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KrishC_12
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We went there at the peak season. Not only the red maples were in full bloom, the setting made it better than other viewing locations. The trees had different red and orange colours, and their positions created a very beautiful depth. The temple managed the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SK H
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We visited this temple on 3/12. The autumn colours were superb! A good place to spend 1.5hrs or so. It is quite a walk from JR Tofuku-ji Station but well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 707karenq
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We were flabergasted when we entered the gardens of Tokofuji Temple. So hard to say how beautiful is God's creation of the wonderful trees with colourful leaves against their dark trunks and branches. Coming from South East Asia, we do not have the 4 seasons...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noseason
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Yes, this place indeed met its reputation for being one of the best spot for autumn foliage in Kyoto. Access here is real easy, via a 10 minutes walk from Tofukuji station. Colors were brilliant. The crowd was massive to the extent of almost shoulder...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 5 December 2018

to Tofukuji Temple - about 20 to 25 mins walk. Beautiful views of autumn foliage from the temple's bridge.

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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30 September 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.
14 November 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.