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Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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Amazing, the best autumn colours you would get.

Came back to this wonderful temple, this time on their night time illumination in autumn. Arrived around 8 where most crowds dispersed, it was stunning, quiet. Mesmerized by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of us went for the Eikando night tour that started at 17.30. There was a mighty long queue when we got there just before 18.00. I would have given up but for the insistence of the others! We queued for 40 minutes to get in but stayed for no more than 20 minutes. There were people everywhere it... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came back to this wonderful temple, this time on their night time illumination in autumn. Arrived around 8 where most crowds dispersed, it was stunning, quiet. Mesmerized by the colours. Every view or tree is either yellow, orange, red. It is like a kaideslopscope of these colours. The bridge and lake was truly a spectacle. If you are short of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We must have struck the right day. But this had the best autumn display we saw in the whole trip. A little pricer to get into yen 1,000 but well worth it.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Kyoto from November 22nd to 29th, visited many sights known for Fall colour, most place reach the peak with much of leave on the ground, this we found it's the best of all, for this trip, this temple is our number pick.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although teeming with tourists, the gardens are a must see. Beautifully landscaped with the buildings and hills, the autumn foliage around the main pond is spectacular.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eikando consists of several buildings which are connected via wooden corridors which provide shelter in case of rain. The tempel is positioned alongside o the hill. Besides the Buddha hall and the Amida Hall with beautifully painted sliding doors there is a small rock garden. On Eikando's ground above the other buildings is a Pagoda which is on the hillside... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to Kyoto to enjoy autumn colors and night illumination in Eikando is a part of that experience. Definitely worth visiting despite enormous crowds ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited in late October, and was deeply impressed by the immaculate gardens and the tranquility of the temple. The views across the lake onto the orange maple trees were quite beautiful. The screens in the temple were also exquisite.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In autumn this place is the most visited place in Kyoto, due to the foliage. Eikan-do is a buddhist temple just a short walk south of the Philosophy walk. It has also beautiful gardens.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many temples in autumn in kyoto. I would say this is so far one of the best i have seen. Many maple trees around and neatly planted and managed. It is worths the entrance fees. If you are short of time, just skip the free entry temple and come straight to this.

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