#4 Konkai Komyoji temple 金戒光明寺
Konkai Komyoji is also overlooked place as Shinnyo-do temple, i.e., we can enjoy autumn leaves in calmness.
Sanmon gate 三門
Sanmon is a main gate of Buddhist temple. At Konkai Komyoji, we can adore the leaves in stunning red.
At twilight, we have incredible view against the setting sun.
At night, I cannot describe to you how beautiful it is.
Officially announced! We have illumination in 2018!
Dates: 9th November~2nd December
Hours 18：00～21：00（Be there by 20：30）
Entrance fee: Adult 800yen
We excercise one of the most amazing Mizukagami in Kyoto.
The illumination in Konkai Komyoji is really beyond description and we have one of the best illumination in Kyoto but it didn’t take place in 2017. We have no information about this year.
About Konkai Komyoji
Official name: Shiun-zan Konkai Komyoji 紫雲山金戒光明寺
De facto name: Kurodani-san 黒谷さん
Address: 121 Kurodani cho , Sakyo ward, Kyoto city, 〒606-8331
Phone no. 075-771-2201
Fax no. 075-771-0836
Official Website : Konkai Komyoji official (Japanese language only)
Open hours : 9:00～16:00
Time requried 1 hour~
How to get to Konkai Komyoji?
Kyoto city bus
No.2、93、203、204 Okazeki Jinjya mae bus stop
#5 Komyo-in temple 光明院
Komyoin is a sub-temple of Tofukuji temple. It has a beautiful Zen garden composed by Mirei Shigemori, the famous garden artist in the 20th century.
The sign board in the photo tells “If you could’t behave yourself, LEAVE HERE. We believe in you.”
Of course I believe in you, too!
Zen garden 波心庭
The best place to admire Zen garden in complete calmnsee with Autumn foliage. If you were there, you couldn’t say a word because of the calmness in there.
Tea room 両行庵
The small hous indicated with an arrow. I can’t tell whether we could be there or not.
At least, in 2017, we were able to be there and had a good view of the garden.
At the aprroach, we have pale vermilion leaves. The leaves, white pebbles, pine trees, and stones are well harmonized.
Official name: Komyo-in 光明院
Address: 15-809 Hon cho, Higashiyama ward, Kyoto city, 〒605-0981
Phone no. 075-561-7317
Fax no. 075-561-7328
Official Website : not available
Open hours : 8:00～at twilight
Time requried 15 minutes~
How to get to Komyo-in?
About 15 minutes walk from JR/Keihan Tofukuji station.