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Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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Autumn Leafs in a beatiful park

Eikando consists of several buildings which are connected via wooden corridors which provide shelter in case of rain. The tempel is positioned alongside o the hill. Besides the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Eikando consists of several buildings which are connected via wooden corridors which provide shelter in case of rain. The tempel is positioned alongside o the hill. Besides the Buddha hall and the Amida Hall with beautifully painted sliding doors there is a small rock garden. On Eikando's ground above the other buildings is a Pagoda which is on the hillside... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to Kyoto to enjoy autumn colors and night illumination in Eikando is a part of that experience. Definitely worth visiting despite enormous crowds ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited in late October, and was deeply impressed by the immaculate gardens and the tranquility of the temple. The views across the lake onto the orange maple trees were quite beautiful. The screens in the temple were also exquisite.

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In autumn this place is the most visited place in Kyoto, due to the foliage. Eikan-do is a buddhist temple just a short walk south of the Philosophy walk. It has also beautiful gardens.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many temples in autumn in kyoto. I would say this is so far one of the best i have seen. Many maple trees around and neatly planted and managed. It is worths the entrance fees. If you are short of time, just skip the free entry temple and come straight to this.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here after I heard that their fall color was especially beautiful so didn't have time to prepare by learning more about the temple history. I would recommend doing that, but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. There was a special route open to visitors to enable them to particularly enjoy the fall colors that entailed a lot of variety... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on a sunny day. The scenery was fabulous with beautiful Japanese garden. Nice stroll inside the temple and in the garden. I have also enjoyed a nice Japanese tea near the bridge. It was comparatively less crowded than usual places visited by packaged tours.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a must visit place in Kyoto if you want to see fall colors. Beautiful gardens -- a photographer's delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People who live in Kyoto say Eukando is the greatest temple for autumn leaves in Kyoto city. also my grandparents said. I understood what my grandparents said when I went to Eikando last wednesday with my friends . There are a lot of japanese maples whose leaves are beautiful red in there! You might think that is an obvious thing... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited there to see the autumn illumination at night. It was amazing! Not so crowded. Beautiful setting.

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