Tofuku-ji Temple, Kyoto

4.4
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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.
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  • Tofuku-ji is a temple with emphasis on Japanese maples: when you approach from north you have to cross a bridge over a valley filled with them. There is a stream flowing on the bottom of it, ground...  more »
  • Tofuku-ji is a lovely place for a walk. The gardens are simple but breathtaking, and the whitewashed temples are beautifully maintained. I only had time to walk around for about 45 minutes, but I...  more »
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  • 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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