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Yoshimine-dera Temple善峯寺

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A Buddhist temple founded by the great monk Gensan in 1029, the temple is also connected to Keishoin, mother of the fifth Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi. In autumn, not just the temple grounds themselves but the entire mountain, property of the temple, turns a stunning red and gold patchwork. The temple's traditional excursion-style garden built around a central pond is dotted with temple buildings which contrast beautifully with the foliage. The temple was even used to film a television commercial for a railroad company and is known as one of the top destinations in Kyoto for fall colors.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Oharanoshiochou 1372

phone 0753310020
place

8:00-17:00

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Details

Address

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Oharanoshiochou 1372 [map]

Phone

0753310020

State of fall foliage
Fallen leaves
Autumn foliage forecast
Mid-Nov.-Early Dec.
Hours
8:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Charge
Parking Lot
Available
150spaces
Night viewing
Not available
Public toilets
Available
Variety
momiji (Japanese maple), kaede (Japanese maple), ginkgo, Japanese mountain maple, iroha-momiji, cherry tree, dodan-tsutsuji

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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