Mar. 11, 2019 UPDATE

Tofukuji Temple

- 東福寺 -
Traveler Friendly
There are English brochures at the entrance of the temple which has detailed info. Since the temple is located on the next stop from JR Kyoto Station, it is very easily to access.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1784 44 8.3 4 reviews
Mar. 11, 2019 UPDATE

Tofukuji Temple

- 東福寺 -
Traveler Friendly
There are English brochures at the entrance of the temple which has detailed info. Since the temple is located on the next stop from JR Kyoto Station, it is very easily to access.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1784 44 8.3 4 reviews
Story & Recommendation
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?
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Dec. 08, 2018
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Nov. 28, 2018
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Aug. 22, 2017
Details
Open Hours
April to October 9am - 4pm November to December 8:30am - 4pm December to March 9am - 3:30pm
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
New Year's Holidays
Price range
Adult: ¥400 Elementary, junior, and high school students: ¥300
Credit cards
Not accepted
Need to pay extra fee to enter Honbo Garden: ¥400 (adults)/¥300 (elementary, junior, and high school students)
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