• Address

    Japan, 〒605-0981 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Honmachi 京都市東山区本町15−778
  • Opening hour

    9:00 - 16:30
  • Price / Fee

    Tsutenkyo Bridge and Kaisando Hall - 400 yen
    Hojo and gardens - 400 yen
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This temple is the head temple of the Tofukuji School of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. It was built in 1236 on the instructions of Kujo Michiie, the great statesman of the Kamakura period, who desired to build in Kyoto a temple complexes in Nara. Even its name, Tofukuji, is a combination of one chalacter from the names of each of these Nara temples.

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Tofukuji temple is one of the five great Zen temples. You can view autumn leaves from three bridges.

Tofukuji temple is one of the best places to visit for viewing red and yellow colored autumn leaves in Kyoto. You can overlook about 2000 Japanese maple trees from three bridges. They are overwhelming.