Tofukuji is a head temple of the Rinzai sect Tofukuji group in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi.
Moreover, it is a temple of the fourth place of Kyoto Gozan where grade is very high.
Moreover, the autumnal leaves of Tofukuji of autumn are also brilliant and the autumnal leaves of Sengyokukan seen from the Tsuten Bridge are very impressive. Here, the autumnal leaves of Tofukuji are offered with a wallpaper photograph. The maple of Tofukuji is also called Tsuten maple and has a peculiar form where the leaf of autumnal leaves is divided into three. It seems that this maple is called what the Seiichi Most Reverend Priest who is founding brought home from Sou and Hangzhou in China. Although the autumnal leaves of Tofukuji are south located also in a capital city, I think that the time of autumnal leaves is comparatively early. It seems that autumnal leaves are carried out temporally at Eikan-do or the time not to be so much different from around Nanzen-ji. It is said that the regency of nine-article Doke built Tofukuji, erection started in 1236, and applied the time for 19 years, and having completed was 1255 years. Founding is the priest of high virtue of zen whom the Seiichi Most Reverend Priest who stacked practice in Sou and Hangzhou in China those days, and nine-article Doke invited in. Moreover, the origin of the name of Tofukuji originates in Todaiji and Kofuku-ji in Nara famous for Great Buddha. With the intention of building the temple which is equal to it here, the east in Todaiji and the fortune of Kofuku-ji are united and it is named Tofukuji. The precincts of a temple are bisected in a ravine called the Sengyokukan ravine, and main buildings, such as Hajime Hondo, a head priest's residence, an abbacy, and Sanmen, are located in a line with the ravine north side by buildings, such as a founder's shrine, Fumonin, Ryouginan, on the south. Although the Tsuten Bridge is famous here, once, it had to rise and fall by having walked along this Sengyokukan ravine, and the time and effort of movement was taken, and since it was inconvenient, the priest constructed the Tsuten Bridge and Gaunkyo over the ravine. Moreover, the autumnal leaves which the greatest autumnal-leaves spot in Tofukuji is this Sengyokukan ravine, and look up at the Tsuten Bridge from Garyukyo are just going to appear well as peculiar scenery. The delicious place here just sees these wonderful autumnal leaves for free. If the Tsuten Bridge and autumnal leaves are only looked up at from Gaunkyo, in fact, it is no charge. Therefore, is it that it is very popular? However, if it goes across the Tsuten Bridge and the head priest's residence of 400 yen will be inspected, an admission fee will cost 400 yen separately. Moreover, if it is usual, there are about 30 parking lots, but since autumnal-leaves time also has few that it cannot use and surrounding parking lots, it is also a temple which hardly goes by car.