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Top 10 popular Autumn leaves spots in Kyoto 2019 京都紅葉英語

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Top 10 popular Autumn leaves spots in Kyoto 2018

Overview

As a forcast of the autumn leaves in Kyoto 2018, Kyoto Goat chooses top 10 sites among popular Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples.

Entrance fee, opening hours, and the other things on these cites are subject to be  changed. Please check official website of them.

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#1 Eikando temple a.k.a. Zenrinji temple 永観堂(禅林寺)

Overview

永観堂の見返り阿弥陀像

Eikando, also known as Zenrinji temple is the most famous autumn leaves site in Kyoto. It has about 3,000 maple trees in the area and is sometimes referred as “Eikando, the autumn leaves.” In the main hall, “Turning-around Amidaba.”

Eikando 永観堂, Zenrinji in Kyoto: The best autumn leaves and night illumination
Eikando/Zenrinji is the best autumn leaves and night illumination spot in Kyoto. The way to enjoy them, open hours, entrance fee, access are also available!
永観堂紅葉・ライトアップ2018/Autumn leaves in Eikando

Fall Foliage 永観堂の紅葉

The garden

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永観堂の紅葉2016永観堂の紅葉2016

At Eikando, we are in the midst of stunning autumn colors like green, purple, red, and yellow. It never failed to take our breath away and to come up to our expectations. We cannot have such amazing experience in any other places.

永観堂の紅葉2016

At the red alien in the map, we can admire the most amazing autumn leaves in Eikando. The ginkos and maples fell at the same time. Both of them still contain water and have fresh colors. The photo was taken in 2016. To our regret, they didn’t fall at the same time in 2017.

永観堂の紅葉2016

At the purple alien, we can see many colors.

永観堂の紅葉

At the vemilion alien, we can enjoy pale colors.

Illumination

永観堂のライトアップ2016

At night time, Eikando is illuminated. This year’s schedule was not yet announced.

The schedule in 2017:From November 7th to December 6th. From18:00~21:00

It would be better to be Eikando before 18:00 because people wait in line in front of the entrance.

About Eikando temple

Name: Syujuu Raigozan Muryojyuin Zenrinji 聖衆来迎山無量寿院禅林寺

De facto name: Eikando temple

Adress  Eikando cho 84, Sakyo ward, Kyoto city, 〒606-8445

Phone No. 075-761-0007

FAXNo.  075-771-4243

Website Eikando official

Usual Opeining hours 9:00~17:00(Etrance is closed at 16:00)

Entrance fee Adult 600 yen

Time required 1hour~

How to get to Eikando temple?

From JR Kyoto station

At subway Kyoto station, take Karasuma line to Karasuma Oike station. At Karasuma Oike station, change train to subway Tozai line to Keage station. It takes about 15 minutes from Keage station to Eikando.

Kyoto city bus

NO.5 Nanzenji Eikando michi bus stop.

No.32、93、100、102、203、204 Higashi temno cho bus stop.

Attention In the autumn leaves season, buses, mostly No.5、100、102 are often crowded. It would be better to go to Eikando by train. If you wanted more information, check the link below.

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#2 Tofukuji temple 東福寺

Overview

Tofukuji used to be famous for cherry blossoms. In Muromachi period (1336 – 1573), cherry blossom trees replaced with Maple trees. Now it is one of the most popular place to admire autumn leaves in Kyoto.

Around Tsuten bashi bridge

東福寺の紅葉東福寺の紅葉

At the red alien in the map, there is a bridge named Tsuten bashi. It is located outside of Tofukuji temple. Last two years, it is prohibited to take photo on it. These photos are take couples of years ago.

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After the entracne, we can see the beatiful leaves as those of Eikando’s.

Zen garden

東福寺の紅葉2016

東福寺の紅葉2016

At the blue alien, we can enjoy moss-zen garden composed by Mirei Shigemori, a famous garden designer in the 20th century.

東福寺 八相の庭

At green alien, we glace the autumn leaves far from the Zen garden.

About Tofukuji temple

Name: Enichizan Tofukuji 慧日山東福寺

Adress  Honcho15−778, Higashiyama ward, Kyoto city 〒605-0981

Phone No. 075-561-0087

FAX No.  075-533-0621

Website Tofukuji official

Usual Opeining hours

April~October 9:00~16:00

November~Early December 8:30~16:00

Late December 9:00~15:30

Entrance fee Adult 400 yen

Time required 1hour~

How to get to Tofukuji temple?

About 10 minutes walk from JR/Heihan Tofukuji station.



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