Autumn leaves in Eikando temple

Autumn leaves in Eikando temple
Eikando temple is very famous for its autumn colors.
It was founded in 853 in Kyoto city and they have variety of old buildings.
There are 3,000 maple trees that turn to amazing colors in November.
Especially the view of Hojo Pond from an observatory deck is popular.
You can see a beautiful scenery with a small shrine on an island.

Autumn leaves in Eikando temple
The observation deck was very crowded with people so it was so hard to take picture.

Evening illumination taken place in the fall is also beautiful.
The buildings and autumn leaves lit up at night are fantastic sights to see.


Best time to see

From the mid to end of November


9:00 to 17:00 (special evening hours during autumn illuminations)
No closing days

Admission Fee

600 yen (autumn daytime: 1000 yen)


15-20 minute walk from Keage Station of the Tozai Line
5 minutes walk from Nanzenji-Eikando-michi bus stop of Kyoto City Bus number 5



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