Looking across the maple filled valley to the second covered bridge (Photo: Cathy Cawood)

Tofukuji's Blaze of Glory

One of Kyoto's most popular autumn temples

Cathy Cawood   - ใช้เวลาอ่าน 1 นาที


Three buildings designated as National Important Cultural Properties are undergoing renovations. The planned construction area will be off-limits from Mid-May 2023 to October 2025. The Kaisando Hall will still be open to visitors.

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Tofukiji is one of Kyoto's better known temples. It is large and boasts many beautiful and interesting buildings, including a hall with a fabulous dragon ceiling. However, its greatest claim to fame is probably due to inspired landscaping. A small valley with a stream has been filled with maple trees. Lovely covered wooden bridges cross the valley at two points, and visitors flock to Tofukuji in autumn to enjoy the blaze of color viewed from one of the bridges.


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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page ha...