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Eikando Zenrinji Temple

48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-0007
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Fiery fall foliage in Kyoto

Eikando, when it comes to late November, is very crowded. There are so many maple trees that dye... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Favorite temple

This temple is perfect in setting up the mood for a experience. The temple is all about peace and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Eikando, when it comes to late November, is very crowded. There are so many maple trees that dye the temple compounds fiery red. Before I entered the temple in late November, I had presumed what I would see inside the temple, and it was within...More

Thank Rosemary6015
Reviewed 5 days ago

This temple is perfect in setting up the mood for a experience. The temple is all about peace and tranquility. There are racks for shoes and also a box with empty plastic bag. You can either leave the shoes on the rack or carry it...More

Thank geezergal2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Eikando three times this autumn. I was really lucky. You walk around this ground and enjoy beautiful leaves everywhere. They also have special Kannon statues who looks side way. You can go up to the top to look down the Garden ground which...More

Thank ky d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to Tofukuji temple twice in two years I visited Eikando temple and found Eikando temple is more beautiful

Thank Sing Ngan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most favorite temple in Japan. I love this temple too much, thus I've come here 3 times for this one year.... I came here in February, May and November this year. Although the beautiful autumn leaves is quite famous among Japanese people...More

1  Thank Kenta-yokohama
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on Nov 28, 2017. The leaves are so red. So beautiful around the temple. Such a great time there and worth 1,000 Yen entrance fee.

1  Thank Nuttinee N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during the late afternoon and stayed for the night-time illumination. Probably the highest concentration of autumn colours amongst the major temples in Kyoto. The night-time illumination transforms the landscape, with the lake around Ben-ten Island forming a perfect mirror for the autumn colours. Just...More

1  Thank garetjax72
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Eikando temple is near bus stop 5 and a must do in Kyoto. The interesting buildings and exhibits are quite large and impressive. The park on the side of a mountain is beautiful and large with lots of trees and stairways.

1  Thank dereka66
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go to Eikando during Autumn and for the night illumination. It's simply beautiful and can't be describe with words. The pictures I've taken just does not do any justice to the actual scenery. You have to see it in real life. It's...More

2  Thank Hoe K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eikando Zenrinji is a main spot to see beautiful Autumn scenery in Kyoto. In addition to the temple, the focus is in the garden which have ample of Japanese maples, oaks,beeches,and ginkgoes composing into many very colorful pictures. There are many Japanese girls, perhaps tours...More

1  Thank 翊 李
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17 September 2017|
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Response from setsucollis | Reviewed this property |
As with a vast majority of temples with gardens , entry to gardens can only be accessed by paying entry fees . Enjoy the garden . If you want to know about a coin laundry in Kyoto , can advise the one which is closest to... More
4 November 2015|
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Response from Family464 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is a very friendly city and children are welcome everywhere. The temples require bare feet of course, and some places have steps. It would definitely take the sling option, or at least have a sling with me. Kyoto... More