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"Eikan-do(Zenrin-ji)" Famous for Autumn Leaves and beautiful night illumination!

Maple-Leaf Carpet

Maple-Leaf Carpet
"Eikan-do" which official name is "Zenrin-ji" is a famous place for Autumn Leaves.
They have lots of tourist in every autumn, because of the beautiful autumn scene with the scarlet maple leaves and historical buildings and garden.

At the beginning of the leaves turning red, we enjoy looking up the autumn leaves on the trees, and at the end of it we also enjoy looking at the fallen leaves it looks like a red carpet, we call it "Maple Leaf Carpet".

Furthermore, "Night illumination" is held in every autumn. Only in that time you can enjoy the illuminated autumn leaves in night.

Of course, Eikan-do is famous for not only autumn leaves but also many historical buildings and important cultural properties including "Mikaeri Amida zo(Praise to Amida Buddha)".

How about taking the time to see the beautiful autumn leaves and study about history of Kyoto?

Around Eikan-do, there are "Tetsugaku no michi(Philosopher's Path)", "Nanzen-ji" and other sightseeing places. Please put visiting Eikan-do into your itinerary.


Table of contents for this article



1,Basic and Useful nformation
2,Map
3,Photo of Eikan-do's Autumn Leaves
4,Night illumination schedule ※ in 2016 has not been fixed
5,Access information
6,Recommended information around Eikan-do


1,Basic and Useful information



Basic information



Name: Eikan-do ※Official name: Zenrin-ji
Name in English: EIKAN-DO ※ZENRIN-JI
Prefecture: Kyoto-fu
Area: Kyoto city (Ginkaku-ji, Tetsugaku no michi, Nanzen-ji area)
Address: 48 Eikando-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 075-761-0007
Closed day: Open throughout the year
Open: 9:00~17:00 ※Last admission 16:00
Price:

Adult ¥600
Children ¥400

Official web site:http://www.eikando.or.jp/haikan.html
Car Parking : ☓

※There is a mater parking nearby
※In autumn, parking will be full.

Usefull information



The comment from EnjoyJapan! Edit Dept:

Best place for the Autumn Leaves.
Especially recommend the night illumination!

Less than 10 min walk from a station: ☓
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Accompanied with: friend/date/family/alone
Staff who can speak foreign language: Unknown
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Duration: 30 min~
More information:

Please mind that during the nigh illumination, there is a waiting line in weekend.

2,Map



Eikan-do's Map
Source by: Eikan-do official web site/http://www.eikando.or.jp/keidaizu.pdf

Here is the map of precinct (PDF):
http://www.eikando.or.jp/keidaizu.pdf

Historical buildings in Eikan-do



●Amida-do /Main hall
●Miei-do/Big hall
●Shaka-do
●Senbutsu-do
●Zuishi-den
●Kohojo
●Gaisen-do


3,Photo of Eikan-do's Autumn Leaves



We show some photos of Eikan-do's famous Autumn Leaves.

Autumn Leaves
Eikan-do with Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves in garden
It looks like a artistic painting Autumn Leaves reflect on the pond.

Autumn Leaves in garden
At the beginning, you can see the scene mixed green trees and red leaves.

Autumn Leaves in garden
Eikan-do's magnificent autumn leaves in garden.

Maple-Leaf Carpet
At the end of the fall, you can see the beautiful red carpet of fallen leaves.

4,Eikan-do Night illumination schedule in 2015



Main event of Eikan-do in autumn is "Night illumination".
Following is the schedule in 2015. ※in 2016 has not been fixed.

●When: Nov 6 (Fri) ~ Dec 3 (Thu)
●Time:17:30 ~ 20:30 ※Reception is close
Price: ¥600(Jr.high school student or more)
●Where: Amida-do, Gasen-do, Teien

※Attention:

●Don't take a photo of cultural properties.
●Don't drink and eat anything in the temple.

※Please see other information at the official web site.
http://www.eikando.or.jp/haikan.html


5,Access information





Address: 48 Eikando-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 075-761-0007
Transportation

(by Train):
15 min walk from Kyoto subway "Keage" station

(by Bus):
3 min walk from Kyoto city bus #5 "Nanzen-ji Eikan-do michi" stop.
Take the bus at JR "Kyoto" station or Kintetsu "Kyoto" station.
3 min walk from Kyoto city bus #5 "Nanzen-ji Eikan-do michi" stop.
Take the bus at Keihan "Sanjo" station.


6,Recommended information around Eikan-do



【Sightseeing】
"Cherry blossom in spring, Autumn leaves in fall", let's have a walk in "Philosopher's Path" along the watercourse!

World heritage "Ginkaku-ji (Jisho-ji)"! Let's see the beautiful garden and reflection of Ginkaku-ji on the pond.
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