Kyoto Autumn 2013 : Imakumano Kannonji

Twenty minutes later the crowd in Tofukuji were getting bigger and bigger that the girls and I decided to proceed to our next destination, Imakumano Kannoji (今熊野観音寺) .  After a few minutes of discussion with the rest of the group who were still inside the temple we started to next one.

From Tofukuji it’s about 15 minutes walk but the 3 of us where taking our time and of course took a wrong turn several times but with the help from some of the locals we got there safely. Even before we got inside, the maples along the way where beautiful and the best of all, no crowd. The rest of the group caught up with us while we were taking some pictures and it was nice seeing some familiar faces.

This one has more yellow leaves.

Beautiful big trees in full color near the gate.

I think this is the deity of this temple or maybe one of its famous monk. Sorry I still have to do some translation with the website.

A shot from the back.

The whole place was so beautiful. My pictures does not do justice with it. At this moment I really wish I had a really nice DLSR camera instead of just an iPhone.

Yellow maple leaves.

A panoramic view of the trees. It was really pretty.


The temple of “memory”? The word “boke” means forgetting. So I think before becoming forgetful, you should visit this temple to prevent it from happening. I am already forgetful so I guess it’s too late.

There were several chairs in front of the main temple and they were also selling some warm amazaki, tea and some sweets. We decided to take a break , enjoy the colors and peacefulness of the temple while having some hot beverage.

Till the next location. 🙂


15 Comments Add yours

  1. dragonlife says:

    I got it, you are based in Kyoto? Have many friends there?
    Incidentally, what does Samokan stands for?

    1. samokan says:

      Close to Kyoto 🙂 . Samokan in my language actually means annoying 🙂

      1. dragonlife says:

        And what language is that?

        1. samokan says:

          A local dialect called “Bisaya” in the Philippines.

          1. dragonlife says:

            No way I could know! LOL

            1. samokan says:

              LOL. I would have been surprised if you knew 🙂

            2. dragonlife says:

              OK, you are linked here:
              and there:
              Best regards,

            3. samokan says:

              again thank you very much.

  2. dragonlife says:

    Dear Samokan!
    Greetings from Shizuoka City!
    Where are you based?
    Great pictures!
    Start following you!
    best regards,

    1. samokan says:

      Thank you for visiting my site. I’m currently based in Osaka.

      1. dragonlife says:

        I’ve been through your bog. Do you occasionally blog on food and drinks?

        1. samokan says:

          Every now and then when I find interesting food and drinks around the area 🙂

          1. dragonlife says:

            Thanks for the quick reply!

  3. Really beautiful shots!

    1. samokan says:

      Thank you very much.

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