Many attractions are offered at this temple with wonderful scenery
Tofuku-ji Temple offers opportunities for getting full experience of Zen! Since the temple is the oldest, largest in Kyoto, and easily accessible from JR Kyoto station, you will be satisfied with their attractions such as a magnificent sceneries, traditional buildings, and gardens. This places makes for a wonderful sightseeing spot in Kyoto to see first. It is the head school of Tofuku-ji of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism so that this is one of the greatest temples for people who are Zen prayers. It took 19 years before it was completed in 1236, and it was burnt twice in the middle of constructing. The temple is of a garan structure, which consists of 4 buildings: Sanmon (a huge gate of Buddhism), Hondo (main hall), Hojo (abbot’s chamber), and Kuri (office) at least. Hence, there are a lot of important cultural properties in the site. Why not visit on the first day of your trip and make it a first memorable event of your stay in Kyoto?