In the area of Yase, situates the Rurikoin Temple, to protect the culture, it will not be open for public in general time. It is only open for worshippers as special events in spring and autumn. When in red leaves seasons, there will be full of visitors for worldwide. Crowed and confusions. Always need 2-3 hours to wait for moving in. Indeed, the red leaves are really beautiful in here. Let me introduce the reason for visitors to come for them.
Rurikoin Temple silently stands on the land of Yase, from the Heian period, here already be loved by nobles and samurais. The Sukiya-zukuri is a tea house with traditional Japanese style, created an ancient atmosphere. together with the famous garden, that with nature. They are harmoniously at there. They bring out the concordant beauty of Japan.
What is Rurikoin Temple?
Basically it is in the middle to end of November every year. The maples turn into red or yellow with sweeping victory in beauty.
When can see the red leaves charming at Rurikoin Temple in Kyoto?
Since 2014, to assimilate the culture protection, Rurikoin Temple not opens to public. Except in the period of spring maple and autumn maple to proceed worship activities.
Because it is too crowded in red leaves period, so it is limited to open to public!
The crowded status before openingBecause there are special opening hours, it is very disordered and crowded. Especially in the period of red leaves, a lot of visitors will gush for here. At that time, 200-300 visitors will queue up before 10:00am for moving in. If on weekend and holidays, it will take 2 or 3 hours to get in.
If it is too crowded and confused, they will limit the quota of moving in by distributing tickets.Rurikoin Temple will be open at 10:00am, even doors are opened. Visitors need to queue up for tickets. In case of too many visitors, they will distribute tickets and limit the number of visitors.
Most the places charge for a few hundred Yen. But the ticket fare of Rurikoin Temple is 2000Yen. It is because the tickets include the fare of Louis Icant Art Museum nearby. Though the ticket fare is higher than others, many visitors still want to see the sceneries here. It means the view is so beautiful here.
The ticket fare of Rurikoin Temple
No matter from which positions, the red leaves here look like post card pictures. The locations below are recommendable.
How are the sceneries of red leaves in Rurikoin Temple?
Rurikoin GardenThe special red leaves of Rurikoin Garden are from school to observe the Rurikoin Garden. There are tables for writing scriptures and floors, all of them are shiny polished. They can reflect the red leaves outside. The beauty of such view is not able to describe by words. When knowing such unforgettable sceneries can only last for 2 months in every year, it makes more fantastic.
Lighten up and night activitiesIn the nighttime, the brightened autumn colors will also get twinkles by lights. They offer different illusions from daytime. The reflections from the floors of those brightened red leaves get more sweeping victory.
Garden of DragonPeople say here offer visitors fortunes, because its factitious landscape looks like a dragon flying to the sky. The pond turn into red by the surrounding of red leaves. When red leaves fell into the pond, it is another feeling.
Pilgrimage's PathWalking along here to the building, over 100 maple trees were planted. Even it just a simple walk thru, you can enjoy the colorful autumn foliage.