Tofukuji Temple

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Tofukuji temple in autumn
Tofukuji temple in autumn (Photo: Cathy Cawood / JT)

Tofukuji temple (東福寺), particularly known for its autumn leaves, was founded in 1236 and is the head temple of the Tofukuji School of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism.


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.



15 Chome-778 Honmachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto (Map) (Directions)


9:00 - 16:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:30
Thursday 9:00 - 16:30
Friday 9:00 - 16:30
Saturday 9:00 - 16:30
Sunday 9:00 - 16:30
Holidays 9:00 - 16:30


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