Tofuku-ji Temple, Kyoto

4.4
Serene and ornate, Tofuku-ji Temple operates as a traditional Zen Buddhist shrine. Erected in 1236, the temple was accurately restored in the 15th century after a devastating fire destroyed much of its structure. The temple boasts a Japanese national treasure, an imposing two-storied gate considered one of the most beautiful examples of Buddhist temple gates. Look for the temple's intricate woodwork and extensive gardens, each of which is landscaped differently to symbolize images and themes in Zen Buddhism. To visit Tofuku-ji Temple on your holiday in Kyoto, and find out what else Kyoto has to offer, use our Kyoto.
Create an itinerary including Tofuku-ji Temple
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours To Tofuku-ji Temple

Tofuku-ji Temple Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,787 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Tofuku-ji is a lovely place for a walk. The gardens are simple but breathtaking, and the whitewashed temples are beautifully maintained. I only had time to walk around for about 45 minutes, but I...  more »
  • Tofukuji is best viewed in autumn, and we went too early as we went end of September. The beautiful view of the temple tucked in between the mountains and red bush is barely visible. However there...  more »
Google
  • Probably the most beautiful temple I have ever seen. Being here feels like entering to the time machine which takes you back 1000 years. No wonder, the beginning of this temple dates back to 925 year.
  • Very peaceful and polite staff. Had a decent relaxation for the price. Kind of wish we could see inside. Some of them you can see through the slots tho.

Plan your trip to Kyoto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Kyoto

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Kyoto

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kyoto

4.1
Duration: 6 hours
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Kyoto

See all ›
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Kyoto

4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Nearby attractions in Kyoto

4.1
Duration: 3 hours
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
4.3
Duration: 6 hours

Plans to Tofuku-ji Temple by other users

15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Osaka BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 37 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 38 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 40 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans