Eishoin Temple (栄摂院)

Nestled along the enchanting path from Konkai-komyoji Temple to Shinnyo-do Hall, Eishoin Temple beckons with its vivid vermilion-lacquered entrance gate. A hidden gem among the sub-temples of Konkai Komyoji, Eishoin was crafted in 1589 by Morikatsu Kimata, a loyal vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu. What truly captivates visitors is the intimate autumnal spectacle of Eishoin’s garden, exclusively unveiled during the fall foliage season. Although modest in size, the garden becomes a captivating canvas of vibrant hues. As you explore Kyoto’s hidden treasures, Eishoin promises an immersive experience, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking the ephemeral beauty of Japan’s autumn leaves.

The narrow path from Konkai-komyoji Temple to Shinnyo-do Hall is a path where people in the know can enjoy a foliage walk in the fall. You find Eishoin temple along this small path.

This temple is on the north side of Konkai Komyoji Temple. And it is one of the sub-temples of Konkai Komyoji Temple. It has an eye-catching vermilion-lacquered entrance gate facing to the path.

This temple was built in 1589 by Morikatsu Kimata, a vassal of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Morikatsu Kimata later became a retainer of the Hikone Han under the first loard of Hikone, Ii Naomasa.

Eishoin Temple garden in autumn

Eishoin Temple’s garden is open to the public only during the autumn leaves season. Although it is a small garden, this place is a must-see during the autumn leaves season. You can see more photos here.

Nearby spots

Konkai Komyoji Temple garden is also a good place to enjoy autumn leaves.

Shinnyo-do is another sightseeing spot nearby.

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