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Eikan-dō Temple (Zenrin-ji Temple)

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"Eikan-dō (Zenrin-ji Temple) in Kyoto, Japan is a top choice for visitors to Northern Higashiyama and is famous for its gardens, especially in the fall. The temple's large, open gardens are spread across multiple levels in the foothills of the Higashiyama mountains and are mainly made up of maple trees. In November, the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and orange, and at night, the colors are illuminated against the dark sky for a famous fall color illumination."
"My personal favourite! When we visited there were only a few other visitors. The veranda that loops around the gardens at the temple are so serene and gorgeous. You'll see monks walking around the place and sermons taking place. I truly felt transported to a different world when visiting here. "
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"Approximately 3,000 maple trees are planted within the vast grounds."

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