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Tofukuji is a Zen Buddhist temple famous for red maple leaves. Quite spectacular and photogenic landscapes. One of the five great Zen temples of Kyoto. Tofukuji temple is the easiest way to see autumn leaves in Kyoto. From Kyoto Station, it's only one train stop (JR Nara Line) away (get off at Tofukuji Station and walk 10 min.). But the trains get sardine-packed in the morning. Expect large crowds during late Nov.
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Long line to enter Tofukuji, but it progressed quickly enough.
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This is the symbol of Tofukuji temple, a bridge named Tsutenkyo (通天橋) that goes across this mass of red Japanese maple trees. You see this photo in all the Kyoto travel brochures.
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There was a line to get into the temple (¥400 admission).\\
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Longer line to get to Tsutenkyo Bridge. But we enjoyed the colors along the way. The line went along fast enough.
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The trees are very well placed and very photogenic.
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Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto
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That's the bridge where everybody is going. Tsutenkyo (通天橋)
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Tsutenkyo (通天橋)
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Tsutenkyo Bridge.
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge.
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge, Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto. More pretty views from the bridge. When the sun's out, the colors are spectacular. The colors really look like this, I didn't digitally enhance the colors.
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On the bridge, this sign says "No photos" because they don't want people to stop and take photos and hold up the line going through the bridge. Obviously, no one paid attention to this. We all stopped and took photos.
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Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto
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The middle of the bridge has this little deck protruding outward.
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge. That bridge in the distance is where you enter the temple.
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge. That bridge in the distance is where you enter the temple.
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Long line of people entering the temple. They were in for a treat and it was worth the trip. Happy autumn 2017!
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Sanmon Gate, Tofukuji's main gate. National Treasure.
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Chic couple in Kyoto.
   
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