[Japan] “Rurikoin” in Kyoto, stunning autumn leaves across the window!

Dec 22, 2021 | Japan, Play

To see the red leaves in Japan is a must-do bucket list item in life, and Kyoto is a famous destination for viewing red leaves. “Rurikoin” in Kyoto is a perfect spot for viewing red leaves. It is extremely therapeutic and has a calming effect with the serenity & magic of the nature that soothes you.
Every year, it is opens for two months for fresh green leaves in summer, and two months for red leaves in autumn.
Although it is only open for four months a year to view the leaves, the temple is otherwise still bustling with people every day.

There are large floor-to-ceiling glass in the temple, and the bright ground can reflect the beautiful green or red scenery outside the window. Its also a major source of inspiration for paintings created based on autumn leaves.


During Autumn, the maple red leaves are in full bloom, and you can once again see the yellow-orange-red leaves. It’s a natures way of saying nothing is permanent. The only thing constant is change itself.


You can see a heaps of red when the leaves are in full bloom. It is also breathtaking to see how many shades of red are indeed there.


The red leaves are so beautiful as if you have entered a fairytale.


It is definitely a trip worth taking to enjoy the beautiful scenery during the journey.


The spring scenery is also very pleasant even if you can’t visit during autumn.


Compared with red leave’s enthusiasm, spring leaves bring you calmer and tranquilizing effect.


The long reflective platform on the second floor attracts a lot of people. On the contrary, the “瑠璃之庭” on the first floor, which is designed in Japanese style, is less crowded.


It’s a great pleasure to sit quietly and watch the green leaves and witness the canvas of nature paint a beautiful picture.
“Rurikoin” uses light and shadow to highlight the beauty of maple red leaves. It really elevates the land to an artistic level, which is amazingly spectacular.
It isn’t an exaggeration to say that “Ruriko” is one of the must-see attractions in life!
It is worth noting that there are many people who visit the temple during the maple leaf period every year. Sometimes its likely to open in advance depending on the situation, so remember to line up early!

Address: 55 Higashiyama, Kamikoya, Sakyo District, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Opening date: October 1, 2021 to December 12, 2021 (please pay attention to the official website announcement for the exact time)
Opening hours: 10:00-17:00
Website: rurikoin.komyoji.com
Entrance fee: ¥2000 (~HKD$150)