Tōfuku-ji

  • Address: 15-778 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Kujō Michiie
  • Founded: 1236

The head temple of Rinzai Sect, Tōfukuji School with 25 sub-temples. Famous for its breath-taking colored leaves in autumn.
In May, the fresh green leaves of the maples were also very beautiful.






The covered bridge "Gaunkyō"




Another covered bridge "Tsūtenkyō"




The Valley "Sengyokukan"




Colored leaves in Sengyokukan - 1




Colored leaves in Sengyokukan - 2




A variety of colored leaves in the precincts - 1




A variety of colored leaves in the precincts - 2




A variety of colored leaves in the precincts - 3




A variety of colored leaves in the precincts - 4




"Kaizan-dō", the Founder's Hall - 1




"Kaizan-dō", the Founder's Hall - 2




The South Garden of "Hōjō", the residence of the chief priest - 1




The South Garden of "Hōjō", the residence of the chief priest - 2




The North Garden of "Hōjō" - stones and moss in a checkered pattern




The North Garden of "Hōjō" - a part of the stone constellation "Big Dipper"




"Tsūtenkyō" in May




The Entrance to the "Tsūtenkyō"




Garden seen from the "Tsūtenkyō" - 1




Garden seen from the "Tsūtenkyō" - 2




"Kaizan-dō" in May




The South Garden of "Hōjō" in May




"Sanmon", the Main Gate (national treasure)




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