Autumn leaves at Engakuji temple

Photos and movie are taken by iPhone.

Engakuji temple in Kamakura that was built in 1282.
It is one of the popular place in Kamakura for viewing beautiful autumn foliage.
The best time to see is between the end of November and beginning of December.
Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture,once it was a political capital along with Nara and Kyoto.
It makes an easy day trip from Tokyo.

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29 Nov. 2017

Autumn leaves at Somon gate in Engakuji temple in Kamakura
Somon gate.
An entrance of this temple is beautifully decorated with colorful leaves in fall.
I took this picture without zoom by iPhone with considering yellow in lower left diagonal and red in upper right diagonal.

Autumn leaves at Somon gate and Yokosuka line in Engakuji temple in Kamakura
If you look back on top of the stairs in front of Somon gate, you can see the train is passing by.
This view is a hidden photo spot.
I got on the right side and took a picture with 2 times zoom by iPhone.

Autumn leaves at Butsuden in Engakuji temple in Kamakura
Butsuden which displays a wooden statue of the Shaka Buddha.
I took this picture without zoom by iPhone with considering red in upper right diagonal.

Autumn leaves at  Kojirin in Engakuji temple in Kamakura
Kojirin.
They provide zen meditation introductory course for beginners at every Saturday from 13:20 to 14:20 in here.
I considered the size of a building and autumn leaves then took this picture with 1.3 times zoom by iPhone in front of the building.

Autumn leaves at Engakuji temple in Kamakura
You don’t need a reservation to participate the zen meditation course, but it is better to arrive early, as people often makes a long queue like this.

Autumn leaves at Myoko-chi pond in Engakuji temple in Kamakura
Myoko-chi pond.
This is one of the most popular photo spot in the temple ground.
So many people took a picture in many places around the shore.

Autumn leaves at Myoko-chi pond in Engakuji temple in Kamakura Autumn leaves at Myoko-chi pond in Engakuji temple in Kamakura
There are some ways to take a nice picture at here.
I chose the place in the yellow circle.
I stood straddling the ditch and took a picture with 2 times zoom by iPhone.
A leading part is autumn leaves on the left and supporting role is a building on the right side.

Autumn leaves at Shozoku-in of Engakuji temple in Kamakura
Shozoku-in.
I took this picture without zoom by iPhone with considering red in upper left diagonal.

Autumn leaves of Butsunichi-an in Engakuji temple in Kamakura
Butsunichi-an.
It is a teahouse where visitors can enjoy a cup of tea, amazake (sweet sake) or Japanese sweets in the Japanese style garden
I took this photo with 2 times zoom by iPhone from top of the fence as the roof between the autumn foliage was impressive.


4 Dec. 2016

Autumn leaves in Engakuji temple
Autumn leaves in Engakuji temple
Entrance of this temple.
It is one of the popular photo spot.

Autumn leaves in Engakuji temple
Autumn leaves in Engakuji temple
If you look back on top of the stairs in front of Somon gate, you can see the train is passing by.
This view is a hidden photo spot.

Autumn leaves in Engakuji temple
There were many colorful trees here and there.

Autumn leaves at Sanmon gate in Engakuji temple
Sanmon gate.

Autumn leaves in Oubai-in at Engakuji temple
Oubai-in.
It is the innermost building of this temple.
Compared to other temples, this temple is vertically long.
So you’ll need more time to see all of the buildings.


□ Information □

【Opening hour】
March to November  8:30am – 4:30pm
December to February  8:00am – 4pm
Open all year round.

【Admission Fee】
Adults : 300yen
Child  : 100yen

Ticket boot at the entrance in Engakuji temple in Kamakura

Ticket boot at the entrance.


【Access】
1 minutes walk from Kita Kamakura station of JR line.

Kita kamakura station

Kita kamakura station


Other beautiful place near here

・Hase temple(25 min. by train and bus)

Hase temple in Kamakura
Beautiful hillside Buddhist temple that is famous for the hydrangea.
More information about here

・Houkokuji temple(20 min. by train)

Autumn leaves at houkokuji temple in kamakura
Famous for the beautiful bamboo garden and autumn foliage.
→ More information about here

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