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Tofuku-ji

The large complex of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto

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Let's continue our tour of Kyoto temples with Tofuku-ji, mainly famous for its autumn colors. Beyond its koyo 🍁 leaves, which you can particularly admire around the Tsutenkyo part, the large complex remains a reference of Zen Buddhism in Japan, with several distinct areas.

Before entering Tofukuji, different buildings can be seen, some of which have remained unchanged since their construction during the Muromachi period (fourteenth to sixteenth century). In the south, the majestic Sanmon door impresses with its height of 22 meters and a beautiful environment.

I suggest you pursue your visit to the heart of Tofuku-ji with the Hojo part. This japanese garden which dates from 1939 (designed by Shigemori Mirei) surrounds the calmest area and will fill you with zen before returning to the ancient capital.

⬇️ Further down this page, discover our visit guide in Tofuku-ji and around.
By Kanpai Last Updated on August 27, 2020 Tofuku-ji