new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Not just any walk in the park... - Explored | by NOAC_
Back to photostream

Not just any walk in the park... - Explored

Tō-ji (or East Temple) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in Kyoto, Japan.


Fourth time traveling to Kyoto and the first time I've ever taken the time to properly explore the Toji grounds. Seen it a dozen times from the bullet train yet never stopped by there. So we arrived a little too late to catch the sunset, but in the late evening... the garden lights up gorgeously, especially in the splendid late autumn colors.


This shot is a HDR of three shots of a nine-picture set. It was a bit tough to capture the garden without crowds, but I made do!


Toji is easily reached from Kyoto station - either by walking (a short 20 minute walk) or hopping on the Kintetsu-Kyoto Line for just a few minutes to Toji Station. We stayed at a lovely Airbnb in Kyoto's old and traditional Higashiyama neighborhood called Yaeya Kanei-cho. I recommend finding an authentic Airbnb or Ryokan like we did, it certainly added to the experience.


Let me know if you have any questions!


Explored 4th of February, 2018.


Find me on Instagram!

871 faves
Taken on December 7, 2017