Serene and ornate, Tofuku-ji Temple operates as a traditional Zen Buddhist shrine. Erected in 1236, the temple was accurately restored in the 15th century after a devastating fire destroyed much of its structure. The temple boasts a Japanese national treasure, an imposing two-storied gate considered one of the most beautiful examples of Buddhist temple gates. Look for the temple's intricate woodwork and extensive gardens, each of which is landscaped differently to symbolize images and themes in Zen Buddhism. To visit Tofuku-ji Temple on your holiday in Kyoto, and find out what else Kyoto has to offer, use our Kyoto visit planner.
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Tofuku-ji Temple Reviews
Tofuku-ji is serene and tranquil. We truly enjoyed ourselves here. It was a hot day and we took the subway, but still had to walk quite a ways to get here. We had just come from Fushimi Inari-Taisha a... more »
久々に京都旅行に行った。京都に行くならぜひオススメ。敷地内の歩道と庭園がとても綺麗で一度はぜひ訪問したい。入場が有料だけど行ってみる価値あり。 more »I went on a trip to Kyoto after a long time. If you're going to Kyoto, i really recommend it. The sidewalk and garden on the site are very beautiful and I would like to visit them once. Admission is paid, but it's worth a visit.
Probably the most beautiful temple I have ever seen. Being here feels like entering to the time machine which takes you back 1000 years. No wonder, the beginning of this temple dates back to 925 year.
Very peaceful and polite staff. Had a decent relaxation for the price. Kind of wish we could see inside. Some of them you can see through the slots tho.
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