Toji – Where to Go in Autumn Leaves Season in Kyoto

Around November, you can see the most beautiful sight of Kyoto. All the Japanese maple will turn into yellow and red. This beautiful sight will be illuminated during this autumn leaves season. Here we introduce one of the spots in Kyoto you cannot miss especially during autumn leave season.

Toji Temple

The Heian period was preceded by the Nara period and began in 794 CE after the movement of the capital of Japan to Heian-kyō (present-day Kyōto), by the 50th emperor, Emperor Kanmu. Toji is the only temple that remains from Heian-kyo. There is a large stroll garden with pond called “hyoutan-ike”. Also Toji has the highest five-storied pagoda in Japan. The sight of the coloredleaves and the five-storied pagoda will be reflected in the pond. It is truly beautiful especially when there is night time light up is held during the autumn leaves season.

< Information >  Toji Temple
Address : Kujo-cho 1 Minami-ku ,Kyoto,Japan

: 10 min walk from Toji station/ By Bus – Get off at “Toji-Higashimon-mae” or “Touji-Minamimon-mae”

Opening Hour
General 8:30-16:00 (It differs depending on the season)
Seasonal Autumn Leaves Night Illumination : 27th October 2018 ~ 9th December 2018 : 18:30 – 21:30

General Admission
: Adult / 500 yen
The Meido Hall and Jikido Hall is free entry
Night Illumination Admission : Adult / 800 yen

Please check official website before your visit for the latest information.

Monthly Flee Market Schedule ;
Mieku(Kobo-ichi market)…On the 21st of every month.
Garakuta-ichi antique market…On the first Sunday of every month.

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