Tofuku-ji Temple


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Garden and temple building with eternal modernity

This large-scale temple is one of Kyoto’s five most important temples.  In the Nara period (710-794), Todai-ji Temple and Kofuku-ji Temple, both in Nara prefecture, had great power and prosperity.  Tokuku-ji Temple got its name using one Chinese character each from these two powerful temples.  The main Buddha deity is 15 meters tall with his followers Kannon and Miroku Bosatsu on either side.  Due to these large-scale Buddhist statues, Tofuku-ji Temple is also called Shindaibutsu-ji Temple.  The temple preserves a number of treasures from the Kamakura and Muromachi periods and many of the temple buildings are designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties.


Name Tofuku-ji Temple
Address 15-778 Hon-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-561-0087
Hours 8:30-16:30 (Nov.- early Dec.), 9:00-16:00 (early Dec.-Mar. 31), 9:00-16:30 (April-Oct. 31) *Enter by 30 min. before the closing time.
Recommended Entry: Tsuten Bridge and Kaizan-do Hall: 400 yen; Hojo Hasso Garden: 400 yen
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013