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Tofuku-ji Temple

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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 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Tofuku-Ji Temple and we enjoyed the scenery of the magnificent gardens. The place was busy which made it difficult to take photos without capturing images of strangers. There were so many temples in the area and we seen as much as we could.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice enough temple to walk around, lots of crowds though. Nice to see the trees changing colour but to me it’s no different than autumn anywhere else. Not my favourite temple so far but it’s alright.

Thank Oceanus_x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were very beautiful and tranquil. However, you do indeed have to fight the crowds for a good view. In fact, the temple is so crowded that if you want a goshuin put in your temple book, they use a rubber stamp to put...More

Thank waterglaistig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Timing is critical if you want to experience this without feeling battered. Too many people and school children made the area simply too crowded. Probably one you could miss if short of time?

Thank BrentonM8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked here from Fushimi-Inari-Taisha temple. It's about 1 km along a generally quiet road. What a difference from Fushimi-Inari. Here at Tofuku-ji there were no crowds. All was calm and serene. The site is fairly large and contains a number of buildings, each one...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far my favourite garden in Kyoto, large packaged tours tend not to visit there and if you visit in the morning, you can still listen to the birds and streams. Enter through the Main gate , then you need to buy separate...More

Thank bbyma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fall leaves are spectacular, and they attract thousands of visitors, so be prepared, but go, it is a beautiful place.

Thank K3497TPgregorym
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This temple was not crowded at all. This is a nice area to spend a few hours after visiting the Fushimi Inari. We walked from there. We were met by a giant temple. From there we visited the lovely garden. There you can see a...More

Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I visited Tofukuji after Fushimi Inari as both places are in the same area. If you love gardens, Tofukuji is a must visit. Pay the 400 yen to see Tsutenkyo Bridge.

1  Thank cherylfwoodward
Reviewed 21 August 2018

It's easy to get "templed out" in Kyoto, you're not sure which ones to pick to visit but Tofukuji is well worth seeing. I hadn't planned on stopping here but I glance in as I was cycling from Kiyumizu Dera to Fushimi Inari and was...More

Thank Aycee89
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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.