Tōfukuji – 東福寺

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Tōfukuji (東福寺) is a large Zen temple in southeastern Kyoto that is particularly famous for the colours of its autumn foliage, though many trees have red leaves all-year round.

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Several parts of Tofukuji's temple grounds are free to enter, but we paid a small charge (¥400) to enter the large gardens.

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Tofukuji has historically been one of the principal Zen temples in Kyoto, and is a head temple of one of the schools of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism.

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The 22-metre tall Sanmon Gate (above) is the oldest Zen gate of its kind, dating back to 1425. 

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We got off the train at Tofukuji station, walked around Tofukuji, and then walked to Fushimi-Inari. The next day, we headed back to Tokyo.

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to be continued...