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.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Oharanoshiochou 1372
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Oharanoshiochou 1372 [map]
- State of fall foliage
- Fallen leaves
- Autumn foliage forecast
- Mid-Nov.-Early Dec.
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Night viewing
- Not available
- Public toilets
- momiji (Japanese maple), kaede (Japanese maple), ginkgo, Japanese mountain maple, iroha-momiji, cherry tree, dodan-tsutsuji
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Kyoto Main Areas
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.