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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 29 June 2017

The temple was simply breathtaking. It was huge and the intricate designs were truly amazing. During the time I visited it wasn't too crowded and it was fun to see. There is a shop inside of the area. However, it wasn't something that one would...More

Thank jln62
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This place is most famous for seasonal sights like fall colors, but I recommend it anytime of the year. It is within walking distance from Fushimi-Inari shrine, unless it's the middle of a hot day. The rock garden is a great stop if it is...More

Thank ogj_88
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Tofukuji 東福寺 is a large Zen temple that is particularly famous for its spectacular autumn colors. We always see pictures of the crowded Tsutenkyo Bridge in autumn.. We were here in June so it is only entering warm summer. We have walked from Fushimi Inari...More

Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Was quite disappointing actually seeing that the temple was in such a large area but just so normal and need to climb a couple of stairs. However quite alot of renovation going on too and nothing much to see or buy.

Thank harle l
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We spent 1/2 hour at this garden on the same day we visited the Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine. The two places are only 25 minutes walking distance. This was a pretty nice temple and we loved the rock garden the most. This temple was also crowded......More

Thank Baylane61
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Its written in all book and google for free but the entrance is 400yen. Then in the entrance there is an indicatiin for a garden, went inside and how surprise, it was an other garden but with the picture of the "cool one". Really desapointed.......More

Thank p14t4n0
Reviewed 26 May 2017

By chance we witnesses a Buddhist ceremony here whe we visited and spent an hour relaxing with the chanting and ambience of the place

Thank cpfc1984
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The history behind the zen gardens is really interesting. It's such a lovely place to explore and contemplate. Although it's not breathtaking, it's unique and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Fwho
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We walked from Fushimi Inari to Tofuku-ji Temple in about 20 minutes. The temple is huge. There are many large beautiful halls before the admission booth. The inside hall is also beautiful. The Tsutenkyo bridge was also impressive.

Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We spent ten days in Kyoto visiting all of the recommended attractions. We had rented an apartment in the Tofukuji region of the city and would pass by the temple walls everyday on our way to and from the apartment to JR Station. We would...More

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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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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.