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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 3 days ago

We went to this temple after visiting Inari and were delighted by the tranquility of the lovely gardens. The maple tree forests are so gentle and soft and as the leaves change colour, the setting will be amazing! The two gardens within two of the...More

Thank LGB65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful temple mainly for the special gardens that blend old and contemporary ideas into sublime images. We went with a tour guide who explained the symbolism of each garden-- the checkerboard patterns, the 5 "mountains" in the gravel garden and so much...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

entry fee is 400 Yen (hojo and garden are extra, also 400). We were in Kyoto the 2nd time and haven't seen this temple the first time. What a loss. The stone garden is very beautiful and we liked it better than Ryoanji. To us,...More

Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Loved it. The highlight for me was the stone garden. It was beautiful and peaceful. The moss gardens were great as well. Tofuku-ji Temple is quite a large area with beautiful architecture and a forested area as well. I was surprised by just how big...More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Get the JR (not bus) as it is easy to find from station and you otherwise have to find a way to cross railway line. Worth seeing as it's near to the red shrine (Fushimi-invariably?) but disappointing by comparison. It shuts early. Allow several hours...More

Thank C A
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this temple after Fushimi Shrine because it is a short distance Walk. The place is big, but you need to pay separately if you want to see the garden or the bridge. We were surprised to find out the garden is very small....More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Just beautiful. I was lost in the temple for 3 hours then realised I still had so much more to see in that area.

Thank Vivien2223
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Tofuku-ji is not to be missed! While it is not as famous as the Fushimi-Inari shire one rail stop away, it is a treasure. Expansive, elaborate gardens span the complex, and visitors will not be disappointed. I highly recommend spending the extra money to buy...More

Thank Clara E
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Despites i lived in kyoto 8 years...long time ago! , i seldom visited it! My mistake! Now i am using Hyatt regency kyoto! I took some chances to see inside ! Very happy to do so! Alsso because it is an important temple and as...More

Thank albertosR7320AZ
Reviewed 17 July 2017

one of the beautiful temples in the area - interesting and well worth a visit - easy to walk to from centre

Thank tallowbeach
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.
15 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.