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Fallen autumn leaves at Enkouji Temple in Kyoto


Kyoto and Nara

When I went to Osaka the other day, I stopped at Kyoto and visited a temple to see the remains of autumn foliage. The temple that I visited is Enkouji Temple located in Sakyo Ward. Shisendo and Manshuin Temple are also nearby. The foliage season has almost finished and there were not many tourists, so I could enjoy a Kyoto-like atmosphere on a fine winter’s day. (H.S)


The spacious garden was covered with fallen autumn leaves like a carpet.


The contrast between the green moss and the autumn leaves was brilliant.


Viewing the garden through a window of the exhibit room


Gorgeous sliding panel paintings in the main hall


There was a suikinkutsu (a device that generates a sound like harp with drops of water) and I heard the clean sound.


The Enkouji Temple is a Zen temple, so it has a zazen room and they have zazen session every Sunday morning. They teach beginners simply. (reservation required)


Cute stone statue with a red maple leave on its head


I was still able to enjoy the autumn leaves.