Best Fall Foliage Spots In Kyoto

Top places to enjoy autumn leaves in Kyoto. The historical sites change into the autumn colors, and they are illuminated an night, so many tourists visit Kyoto in this season. Then, we selected the best ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers who have actually been there.

Eikando Zenrin-ji

Japanese maple tree is called 'momiji'. In Kyoto, Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple is well known for its scarlet 'momiji'. You can have a feeling that impressive red and yellow fill up all of your sight.

Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple, an unmissable spot for sightseeing in Kyoto. During the special honor of visiting held three times in a year, the blue light goes through the sky in Kyoto. This light, they says, expresses the mercy of Kwannon.

Rokuo-in Temple

This Karesansui garden is wonderful, and produces a beautiful contrast of autumn foliage and green moss. It wouldn't be so crowded like famous temples, you can enjoy seeing them without hustle. This frame was said to be written by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, a founder of a scent and the third general of Muromachi shogunate.

Limited for only 100 people to enter, the night special visiting was held for the first time in 2016. A tunnel of fall foliage worth seeing even in the daytime becomes indescribably beautiful by the illuminations at night. I want this special visiting to be held in and after 2017.

Jikishi-an Temple

A calm atmosphere surrounded by bamboo grove and a little known spot for autumn foliage. You can write down your memories or feelings as you like on 'Omoide-gusa' notebook. There's a 'Omoide Kannon Bosatsu' Statue in the site, it's liked by people as a healing temple.

Jizoin Temple

Here is famous as a bamboo temple and also as an autumn foliage sight. It's worth to see the beautiful contrast between the mossy bamboo grove and the colors of the autumn foliage. Although it's not easy to access, I want you to come all this way.

Hogo-in Temple

The autumn foliage of Arashiyama. Hogon-in Temple is usually closed, but it admits you to the garden only in spring and autumn. The autumn colored trees are lightened up at night and show us the different scenes from daytime.

Kodaiji Temple

Koudai-ji Temple's autumn illuminations. Red colored leaves reflected on Garyochi pond is like an art. Koudai-ji Temple was built by Nene, a wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, to repose of his soul. In the precincts, there is a Japanese tea room that is famous in connection with Sen no Rikyu.

Chionin

Tenryu Temple

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