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If you’re in Arashiyama during a time when it’s the peak of fall foliage all over Kyoto, then you’ll likely find crowds all around. But, there is good reason for that! There are lots of fall colors to be seen at the temples in Arashiyama!

And if you want to escape the Arashiyama crowds a little bit, you can head to a few of the smaller temples in the Sagano Arashiyama area!

And that can include Hokyo-in Temple! (This may also be written as Houkyo-in Temple.)

There will still be people around at this small temple, but just not AS many people as the main area of Arashiyama.

I was at Hokyo-in in early December 2019.

And there was lots of red, orange, and yellow to be seen with a walk around the temple grounds! This is a pretty small area to walk around.

 

 

How much does the Hokyo-in Temple entry fee cost?

The cost of the Hokyo-in Temple entry fee was 500 yen (US$5) when I went.

 

 

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And now…

The fall foliage you might see with a walk around the Hokyo-In Temple!

…aka photos to see koyo (fall foliage!) in Kyoto!

 

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

Hokyo-in Temple for autumn fall foliage colors in Arashiyama Kyoto in October, November, December. red orange yellow. Backpacking Japan travel blog

 

And that’s a bit of what you might see around the peak of fall colors in Arashiyama at Hokyo-In Temple!

 

Other smaller temples to visit in the area for falls colors include Nison-In Temple and Jojakkoji Temple. You can make your way to these temples after a visit to Hokyo-in Temple, as you then continue make your way to the main (crowded!) area of Arashiyama. You can pass by Okochi Sanso Garden before going through the famous Arashiyama bamboo forest, and then onwards to Tenryuji Temple for more fall colors!

 

HAPPY SEEING AUTUMN COLORS IN ARASHIYAMA AT HOKYO-IN TEMPLE!

 

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For more fall colors, be sure to see the 3-day Kyoto itinerary for a fall foliage photo walk!

DAY 1: Walk from Tofukuji to Kiyomizu-dera

DAY 2: Around the Philosopher's Path

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How to spend winter in Japan

Backpacking Japan travel blog: Japan winter itinerary. Japan itinerary travel planning tips. Backpacking Japan travel blog: Hokkaido winter itinerary. Japan itinerary travel planning tips.

More quick tips for planning your trip to Japan

There are affiliate links on this page that take you to partner websites.

Among the top 3 things people get specific for a trip to Japan


Use this Kyoto tourist map to plan out your 5 days in Kyoto!


For more on planning your trip to Kyoto, see the 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day Kyoto itineraries. If you'll be in Kyoto in the spring, also see the 1-day cherry blossom photo walk.

Food in Japan
If you are in Japan for FOOD, then be sure to see where to try different types of Japanese food! (Sometimes for cheaper!)

And also have a look at some of these cooking classes in Japan too.

When the JR pass is worth it
In general, 2 long-distance shinkansen train trips will likely end up making it so the JR pass will be worth it. But here's how to calculate it to be sure. See the current price of a JR pass from an official vendor.

Natural disasters in Japan
Unfortunately, Japan can be prone to natural disasters which means risk for travel delays. So be sure to look at travel insurance for natural disasters.

My travel insurance took care of my accommodation and food costs when I was forced to stay extra days in Japan because of a typhoon. There have been a few typhoons that have hit Japan in the past couple of years and they can cause real travel disruptions!

See how much insurance costs for your trip.

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