A quiet outskirts of the city, is so peaceful and entertaining area to explore. You can enjoy visiting temples and shrines dotted across mountains in beautiful autumn colors.

12-minute walk (0.9 km) from Ichijoji station on the Eizan Line

1. Konpuku-ji Temple(金福寺)

konpuku-ji Ichijoji

A Japanese poet related temple provide a panoramic view of Ichijoji area.

A quieter small temple, related to “haiku” poets of Edo period. The hut is sitting peacefully on hilltop, overlooking the city below. Visitors can have a seat in the hut to enjoy a spectacular view over autumn foliage.

Hours : 9:00 to 17:00, Admission : 400 yen

5-minute walk (0.4 km)

2. Shisen-do Temple(詩仙堂)

shisen-do Ichijoji

One of Kyoto’s famous sites of autumn color

The picturesque garden is particularly beautiful with red maple leaves in November. Visitors can experience a tranquil experience along with its dry landscape garden.

Hours : 9:00 to 17:00, Admission : 500 yen

4-minute walk (0.3 km)

3. Enko-ji Temple(圓光寺)

enko-ji Ichijoji

Visitors can find a cute Jizo statue on its moss garden.

There is a “karesansui” style Japanese dry garden at the entrance and a stroll-style garden with moss carpets at the hilltop. The bright red leaves of the maples contrast well with the dark green of the moss.

Hours : 9:00 to 17:00, Admission : 500 yen

15-minute walk (1.1 km)

4. Manshu-in Temple(曼殊院)


One of the best dry gardens in Kyoto

Manshu-in’s main garden is a good representation of “karesansui”, a dry rock garden. A pretty, covered wooden walkway led out to the garden view. You can have a lovely sight of autumn foliage with a white raked sand garden.

Hours : 9:00 to 17:00 (till 19:30 in NOV), Admission : 600 yen

17-minute walk to Shugakuin station on the Eizan Line (1.5 km)

Ichijoji route map

Length : 4.5 km Required Time : 4 hours

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