Enkō-ji

  • Address: 13 Ichijōjikotanichō, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • Founded: 1601

A temple of Rinzai Sect, Nanzenji School. Famous for its colored leaves in autumn. Even after fallen down, the leaves seemed to be a thick carpet.
Enkō-ji with fresh green leaves is also very charming.






Colored foliage of maples in the garden "Jūgyūno-niwa" - 1
(From inside of a katōmado, flower top window )




Colored foliage of maples in the garden "Jūgyūno-niwa" - 2
(The name of this garden comes from a series of pictures titled "Jūgyū-zu")




Colored foliage of maples in the garden "Jūgyūno-niwa" - 3
("Jūgyū-zu" represents the ten stages of austerities to the enlightenment)




The halls and the colored foliage of maples seen from an elevation
















Shōrū-tei (Garden of ascending dragon)




Chōzu-bachi (washbasin) & "Suikinkutsu"
(Suikinkutsu gives off echoic water dripping sounds from beneath the ground)
















"Banryūkutsu" - Meditation Hall




Inside the Banryūkutsu




A young Buddhist disciple sleeping (in front of the Meditation Hall)




Jyūgyū Garden with fresh green leaves - 1




Jyūgyū Garden with fresh green leaves - 2




Jyūgyū Garden with fresh green leaves - 3




A moso bamboo grove named "Ōkyo Chikurin"
(after Maruyama Ōkyo, famous painter who often visited here)








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