Kyoto Autumn 2013: Tofukuji


“Let’s meet up early.  Let’s start early before it gets too BUSY.”

Unfortunately everybody was thinking of the same thing.

When I arrived at Tofukuji Station 10 minutes past 9 in the morning, I can already feel the excitement in the air.

By 9:40 am the group left while I waited for the 2 girls who got stuck in the crowd. We went and got stuck at the gate going inside the temple, I got suffocated with all people I decided to ran back out before I faint. The group was already inside while the 3 of us decided to wait for them while having some hot tea and some muffins. We made the right decision.
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A beautiful maple tree on our way to Tofukuji.

Tofukuji (東福寺)
While trying to get in, I got lucky to take a few shots. It’s not that obvious but their are more people trying to get picture on the other side.

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We found a nearby temple, albeit a small one selling warm tea and some Japanese sweets/snack. Got in an took a picture of this lovely maple tree.

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Still part of the Tofukuji property. This road leads to the private hall of the monks or temple staff.

Tofukuji is very famous for autumn viewing but I think it’s overrated and too touristy.

Access:

Tofukuji can reached by either using JR or Keihan Trains and get off at Tofukuji Station.

Fee : 400 yen to get inside the temple.

 

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8 thoughts on “Kyoto Autumn 2013: Tofukuji

  1. One of the most beautiful cities. So awesome that you can be there in the fall. I remember being there in November in 1987 and it was just as amazing with those incredible colors.

  2. Pretty colorful post 🙂

    Nice shots.

  3. Those colors are beautiful. I love the fall for photography. I didn’t realize Japan was so colorful.

    • It’s like a national thing here. They even have dedicated sites that will predict which is the best time to view. Some areas even have Maple leaves tempura.

  4. TBM

    Oh I love the leaves. So colorful. I love this time of year!

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