Vol.180:Blue maple in Kyoto

The cherry blossom season is over, and the season of blue maple leaves, a typical feature of early summer, has arrived.
Kyoto is crowded with many tourists in spring, but after Golden Week, the number of tourists decreases.
Early summer is a recommended season for sightseeing in Kyoto, for you can leisurely sightsee at famous tourist spots.
Therefore, I would like to introduce some green maple spots for sightseeing in Kyoto in early summer.
The fresh green of the blue maple leaves is especially spectacular, and its beauty is worth seeing!

Tofukuji Temple

Tofukuji Temple is a famous autumn foliage spot in Kyoto.
In early summer, the maple leaves are lush.
The view from Tsutenkyo Bridge, which spans the temple grounds, is spectacular.
The valley that spreads under the bridge is filled with many blue maple trees.
The blue maple leaves look like a sea of ​​fresh green.
This sight can only be seen at Tofukuji Temple.

Information of Tofukuji Temple

Location:15-778 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Visiting hours:
April to October/9:00 to 16:30 (last reception/16:00)
First Sunday of November to December/8:30-16:30 (last reception/16:00)
1st Sunday of December to end of March/9:00-16:00 (last reception/15:30)
Admission fee:
[Tsutenbashi/Kaizando] Adults 600 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 300 yen
[Tofukuji Honbo Garden (Hojo)] Adults 500 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 300 yen
[Tofukuji Honbo Garden (Hojo), Tsutenbashi Bridge, Kaizando (common admission ticket)] Adults 1,000 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 500 yen
TEL:075-561-0087
HP:http://www.tofukuji.jp/
Access:10 minutes walk from JR“Tofukuji Station”

Daigoji Temple

Daigoji Temple has the whole of Mt. Daigo within its temple grounds.
It is also known as a famous cherry blossom viewing spot where Toyotomi Hideyoshi went to view the cherry blossoms, and has been selected as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing spots.
It is also registered as a world heritage site.
The best time to see the blue maple leaves at Daigoji Temple is from May to early June.
The green leaves around Sanpoin Garden and Bentendo are especially spectacular.
Sanpoin Garden was designed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and is designated as a special national historic site.
The blue maple leaves and vermilion Bentendo reflected in Benten Pond are beautiful, and you can enjoy nature while listening to the sounds of wild birds.

Information of Daigoji Temple

Location:22 Daigo Higashioji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City
Visiting hours [Sanboin/Garan/Reihokan]:
From March to the first Sunday of December/9:00-17:00 (Reception ends at 16:30)
From the day after the first Sunday in December to the end of February/9:00-16:30 (Reception ends at 16:00)
Visiting hours [Kami-Daigo]:
From March to the first Sunday of December/9:00-15:00 Reception closed
From the day after the first Sunday in December to the end of February/9:00-14:00 Reception closed
Admission fee:
[From the end of May Golden Week to March 19th]
Adults 1,000 yen, Junior and senior high school students 700 yen, Elementary school students and under Free
[March 20th to the last day of Golden Week in May]
Adults 1,500 yen, Junior and senior high school students 1,000 yen, Elementary school students and under Free
TEL:075-571-0002
HP:https://www.daigoji.or.jp/
Access:10 minutes walk from Daigo Station on the Tozai Subway Line

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