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Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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Most beautiful temple in Kyoto in Autumn

The changing of leaves at Eikando should be on everyone's bucket list. It is simply impossible to describe the beauty of the different colors and type of trees. It is very busy... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The changing of leaves at Eikando should be on everyone's bucket list. It is simply impossible to describe the beauty of the different colors and type of trees. It is very busy with tourist in November and more expensive to visit then in other seasons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at night, and it was beautiful. We had our two boys with us in strollers, ages 1 and 3. The grounds were gorgeous and well-lit, but not overly-so. We walked down the Philosopher's Path to get there, and ended up taking a cab back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and beautiful temple! We visited in the winter, i can imagine it must be even more incredible in Autumn. Definately worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gem! Hidden behind the pontocho alley! Came here in the morning and was worth it to wake up early! Really nice architecture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 11 January 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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