It is how Eikando looks like this morning. We have to wait for Japanese maple trees beautifully colored.
Why do they put signs and lots of paling? It ruins an atomosphere.
I know there will be a big perpetual tumult till light up ends, so there is no way for them but to warn illegal parking by visitors.
I don't what to say "light up" in English though I look up a dictionary. "Light up" means they illuminate temples and gardens at night. It is maybe like a Christmas illumination in Western countries.
"Light up" is from 5:30 to 9 o'clock.
I really insist on your making a riservation for dinner in another area because the place around Eikando temple has few stores and restaurants and NO convenience store. You will be very hungry if you visit there without having dinner.
Eikando-temple illuminates Japanese maple trees in their garden by lots of lights already colored red and yellow. Maybe it is for visitors who come Eikando much earlier of the right seasons but it is kind of artificial.
There is no parking lot so don't visit by car.
Best way to go is to walk from Keage subway station. It takes 30 minutes through Nanzenji temple.
If I were you, I don't visit Eikando temple at night because Eikando temple illuminated at night will be overflowing with people and people.
I've been to several temples to see their illuminations at night and comparing with them, I recommend you to visit some other ones at night. I guess Eikando temple is the one you can enjoy much better before sun sets.