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Tofuku - ji Temple

Established in 1236, this temple was named after Todai - ji Temple in Nara and Kofuku - ji Temple. Today the temple is situated on grounds measuring approximately 200,000 m2. It is the largest Zen temple in Kyoto. The spectacular Sengyokukan Ravine, which can be viewed from the narrow Tsuten Bridge, gets crowded with people who come to see the autumn leaves. This temple contains many National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, including Sanmon Gate, the oldest in Japan, and the Tosu Lavatory. It is a big Zen temple that represents a huge part of the Gozan Culture of Kyoto.

Address :
15-778 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
Open :
9:00am - 3:30pm (8:30am - 4:00pm in November)
Access :
JR Nara Line or Keihan Line to "Tofukuji", then 10 min walk
Fee :
Tsutenbashi Bridge and Kaisando Entrance Fee: 400 yen (300 yen for Elementary/Junior High School Students)
Hojohasso Garden Entrance: 400 yen (300 yen for Elementary/Junior High School Students)

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