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Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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Fabulous in season

This is an interesting temple to visit any time of year, but in foliage season it is truly spectacular. As far as I can tell, mid-November to early-December is peak leaf season... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Menlo Park, CA
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Menlo Park, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an interesting temple to visit any time of year, but in foliage season it is truly spectacular. As far as I can tell, mid-November to early-December is peak leaf season in Kyoto.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temples and garden were beautiful. You are not allowed to take photos inside the temples. The view from the pagoda was very beautiful. The place was quite and calm, which was perfect.

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide took us here as an extra treat when we finished our regular tour a bit early. Really beautiful temple gardens and some amazing painted wooden beams. The story of the walking Buddha statue was very memorable. If a Buddha tells you to follow him, FOLLOW HIM! Worth going out of the way for this special spot.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a must visit place in Kyoto if you want to see fall colors. A photographer's delight. I would say this is so far one of the best i have seen. Many maple trees around and neatly planted and managed.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eikando (永観堂), formally known as Zenrinji Temple, is located just north of the large temple complex of Nanzenji (南禅寺) along the Philosopher's Path (哲学の道), Eikando is very famous for its autumn colors (season: late November to early December) and the evening illuminations that take place in fall. The temple has a long history, and there are a variety of buildings... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited many temples in kyoto. I went here after I heard that their fall color was beautiful. Nice stroll inside the temple and in the garden

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple seems wonderfully cared. It has also beautiful gardens. The scenery was fabulous with beautiful Japanese garden. Absolutely stunning

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Wuppertal, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the time of our visit in late November, the garden was full of autumn colors. However, compared to other gardens (e.g. Saiho-ji, Ginkaku-ji, Tofuku-ji) I found it a little "too concentrated", it was kind of a "maple overload" for me. In addition, some of the more modern buildings of the neighborhood were disturbing the scene.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple charges a fee, but the cost is well worth the walk through the temple. Step into the cushioned slippers provided at the entrance and walk into an architectural marvel with artistic manicured gardens. Don't miss the "Looking Back Amida" statue, curved wooden stairwell, and “suikinkutsu”, a large buried earthern jar that makes a lovely musical sound when you... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is 50 shades of yellow, red, golds and browns in the cooler month of November.Not big but worth a slow amble to capture angles and late in the day is photo heaven.

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