Best Autumn Destinations In Kansai

Here're best Autumn Destinations in Kansai. We released a ranking of reviews about Autumn Destinations posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kansai.

Autumn Color Spots

Address:1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Gojōzaka, then 10 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.

Tel:075-551-1234

Hours:6:00-18:30

Top Review:Illumination of Autumn Leaves Representing Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous spots for autumn leaves in Kyoto. I visited several places to light up the autumn leaves, but this place is a spot for autumn leaves that can only be said to be true.

Review Ranking

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Address:Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:10 min walk from Keage Station. 25 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Nanzenji Eikando, then 10 min walk.

Top Review:A Spectacular View of Autumn Leaves Like Painting Cut Out on Window Frame

I visited Nanzenji Temple, a popular spot for autumn leaves, and Tenju-an Temple, which has two beautiful gardens, in kimono. The autumn leaves in the eastern garden were in full bloom, and it was a magnificent view that you could see forever while sitting on the porch. Another wonderful view that sighs is the autumn leaves in the south garden, which looks like a painting, cut out by the window frame of the Shoin. When I raised my face to buy a ticket at the entrance, I jumped into my eyes first and was fascinated.

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Address:1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Gojōzaka, then 10 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.

Tel:075-551-1234

Hours:6:00-18:30

Top Review:A Blue Light Going Through The Sky

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.

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Address:48 Eikando-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:15 min walk from Keage Station. By bus, 25 min from Kyoto Station or 10 min from Sanjo-keihan Station to Nanzanji Eikando. Free parking area is available.

Tel:075-761-0007

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:Autumn In Kyoto. Must Visit 'Japanese Scarlet Maple Leaves Of Eikando'

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.

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Address:55 Higashiyama Kamitakano Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:5 min walk from Yase Hieizan-guchi Station, 5 min walk from Yase Station. By bus, 50 min from Kyoto Station to Yase Station, then 7 min walk.

Tel:075-781-4001

Top Review:Beautiful Reflections Of Autumn Leaves On Desk & Floor

Ruriko-in Temple is located at Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. It has 'Special Visiting' in the season of autumn colors. There're many thing s to see such as fall foliage and a tasteful Japanese garden.◎I took this pics in 2017. During the term of 'Special Visiting', it's get so crowded with tourists that please enjoy beautiful scenery with good manners.

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Address:Nakada Kimino-cho, Kaiso-gun, Wakayama

Access:60 min by car or taxi from Wakayama Station

Top Review:Beautiful! Pampas Grass Shining In The Light Of Sunset

Very large highlands of pampas grass spreading to 360 degrees as far as the eye can see. They shine gold beautifully in the light of evening sun. You can enjoy taking picturesque portraits, too.

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Address:36 Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-861-0091

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:Open Only In Spring & Autumn! Beautiful Lighting For Autumn Foliage

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.

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Address:Sawa Makino-cho, Takashima-shi, Shiga

Access:6 min by bus from JR Makino Station to Makino Pic Land, then it's located just near. By car, 65 min from Otsu city, 90 min from Kyoto city. Free parking area in Makino Pic Land is available.

Top Review:Beautiful Orange Tree-Lined Road

A row of metasequoia trees with a superb view that represents Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture. Autumn leaves are especially popular and many people and cars come, but the 2.4km tree-lined road dyed in orange is a photogenic view that you want to see at least once.

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Address:526 Shimo-Kawaramachi Kodaiji Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:15 min walk from Keihan Gion Shijo Station. 20 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Higashiyama Yasui, then 7 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.

Tel:075-561-9966

Hours:9:00-17:30

Top Review:Fantastic Illuminations

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.

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Address:5019-1 Hoshida, Katano-shi, Osaka

Access:70 min walk from JR Hoshida Station, or 40 min walk from Sakiichi Station. By car or taxi, 45 min from Shin Osaka Station.

Hours:9:30-16:30

Top Review:The Spectacular View Of The Bridge

Star Swing is a 50 meters high thrilling suspension bridge, and there's an observatory to overlook that bridge. It's a nice place to go in autumn.

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Address:244-2 Aridagawa-cho, Arida-gun, Wakayama

Access:75 min by car from Wakayama Station

Top Review:The Night View Behind 1 Million Cosmos

Washigamine Mountain is 586.2 meters high. Its observatory commands the whole view of Wakayama city. In autumn, we can enjoy cosmos fields, and take pictures of cosmos and night view together.

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Address:1873 Okamoto Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara

Access:By bus, 50 min from Kintetsu Nara Station to Houkiji, then 3 min walk. Or 15 min from Ouji Station to Houkiji Guchi, then 10 min walk. By car, 25 min from Nara city, 50 min from Osaka city, or 80 min from Kyoto city.

Top Review:The Autumn Scenery Of A World Heritage Temple

Houki-ji (or Hokki-ji) Temple is a famous cosmos spot in Nara. The cosmos spreading at 20 thousand square meters site is very impressive.

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Address:327 Aida Tanto-cho Toyooka-shi, Toyoka-shi, Hyogo

Tel:0796-54-0435

Hours:8:00-19:00

Top Review:Bursting Into Flames! Lighted Up Red Japanese Enkianthus

At Ankoku-ji Shrine is become crowded with people seeing the Japanese enkianthus trees in best season. The scenery cut out over the veranda is bright red like flames and overwhelm us sitting in front of that.

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Address:68 Sagatenryu-ji Susukinobaba-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-881-1235

Hours:8:30-17:30

Top Review:Look Inside Of Yourself And Make Strong Mind At A Stone Garden Of Kyoto's Zen Temple

In the cool air of the early morning in late autumn. Can you find the beauty of the natural garden and how you should be? It's not bad to look for something 'lovely', but let's stretch your back at a simple place once in a while.◎A famous picture of Daruma and a ceiling picture of Dragon are also interesting. Visiting in early morning, you can see them without congestion.

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Address:Arashiyama Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Top Review:With The Early Morning's Cool Air! The One & Only Beautiful Scene

In the cool air of the autumn early morning, walking on the bridge shining gold by the sun makes you feel going to the moon just like the bridge name. I think morning may be the best time for Kyoto's history.◎This place became the stage of many works such as 'The Makioka Sisters' by Jyunichiro Tanizaki, and a samurai drama 'Mortal Shigotonin'. There're a few people and it's easy to take pictures in the early morning.

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Address:East side of Kameoka Gym Park, Anagawa Yoshikawa-cho, Kameoka-shi, Kyoto

Access:10 min by bus from Kameoka Station to Unndo Koen^-mae. By car or taxi, 40 min from Kyoto Station.

Tel:0771-55-9111

Hours:9:00-16:30

Top Review:20 Kinds Of Cosmos In Many Colors

Yume Cosmos Garden, at Kameoka in Kyoto, has 20 kinds and 8 million cosmos in its best season. You can see the cosmos in color we can rarely see at other places!

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Address:24 Saga Kitabori-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:5 min walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station. 3 min walk from Araden Rokuouin Station. By bus, 40 min from Kyoto Station to Shimo Saga, then 3 min walk. By car or taxi, 30 min from Kyoto Station.

Tel:075-861-1645

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:Since The Autumn In 2016! Autumn Colored Tunnel Shining Brightly

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.

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Address:1275-8 Shimotakino, Kato-shi, Hyogo, Japan

Access:7 min by car, from Takino Station

Top Review:Orange Carpet, Autumn Leaves of Bald Cypress Trees

A row of bald cypress trees in Harima Central Park in Hyogo Prefecture. Just before the autumn leaves are scattered and the best time to see it is over, it looks like an orange carpet and is very beautiful. The scenery reminded me of a European park was amazing.

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Address:Nishihara Kamikitayama-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara

Access:By car, 60 min from Yoshino Station or 120 min from Nara Station.

Top Review:Autumn Colored Leaves Seem To Be Rising Dragons

Broadleaf trees such as beech, maple, and cherry trees at the back of the mountains, change their colors in autumn and seem to be rising dragons. The morning sunlight create shades and sunshine, then, they can make the autumn colors more beautiful.◎Autumn colors becomes the best to see in the early half of November. In the morning, you can take follow-light pictures, and the sun shades the mountain beautifully.

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Address:Hoteni Hirakata, Hirakata-shi, Osaka

Access:40 min by bus from Hirakata Station to Sakaibashi, then 5 min walk. 45 min by car or taxi from Shin Osaka Station.

Top Review:Cosmos Spreading To The Beautiful Countryside

In the beautiful countryside, cosmos bloom to the whole field as large as 3.5 ha. You can enter the field for free and pic up 10 flowers for 100 yen!

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Address:Inami-cho, Kako-gun, Hyogo

Access:10 min by car or taxi from Tsuchiyama Station.

Top Review:Cosmos Spreading All Around Me

Cosmos fields located at Inami-cho, Hyogo Prefecture. An uncle told me I can pick up flowers because it was after the Cosmos Festival, so I was happy to bring the flowers to my home. There're less people, so I really want to recommend this place to others.

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Address:Takihata, Kawachinagano-shi, Osaka

Access:40 min by bus from Kawachinagano Station to Takihata Dam Bus Stop. Then 100 min mountain climb.

Top Review:A Great Grassland With Japanese Pampas Grass Swings In The Breeze

You can see the Japanese pampas grass spreading to the whole grassland around the top of Iwawaki Mountain. Surrounded with those grass swings in the breeze, the lunch we eat on the mountain top feels more delicious! We need to climb up the mountain pass for 1.5-2 hours to the top.

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Address:Shimobayashi Maki Toyono-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka

Access:40 min by bus from Hankyu Ikeda Station to Myokenguchi, then 5 min walk. By car or taxi, 40 min from Shin Osaka.

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:Cosmos In Many Tones Of Pink And White Blooming At 1 Ha Park

Toyono Cosmos Park are at its best to see from early October. You can take a rest at the bench and buy flowers at a stall.◎From Ikeda Station, take Hankyu bus bound for Maki to Myokenguchi, then 5 min walk. Admission fee: 500 yen.

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Address:1188 Narabara , Gose-shi, Nara

Access:15 min by bus to Narabara, then 5 min walk. By car or taxi, 50 min from Nara Station.

Top Review:Cluster Amaryllis Shining In The Morning Glow

When the sun rises, the heavy growth of cluster amaryllis is lighted brilliantly all at once. Its beautiful scenery will brow your sleep away.◎5 min walk from Narahara Stop of Gose Community Bus. The best season to see cluster amaryllis is the later half of September. I took these pictures on 9/24, 2018.

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Address:Kasa, Sakurai-shi, Nara

Access:By car or taxi, 15 min from Makimuku Station, or 40 min from Nara Station.

Top Review:Field Of Pretty Flowers Dying The World White

There're some buckwheat fields dotted at Kasa area of Sakurai city, Nara Prefecture. I set 'Kasa Soba Restaurant (4408 Kasa Sakurai-shi, Nara)' in car navigation system, then I could see many buckwheat flower fields on the way. The best season to see them is from middle of September to the end of the month.

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Shiga

Address:Sawa Makino-cho, Takashima-shi, Shiga

Access:6 min by bus from JR Makino Station to Makino Pic Land, then it's located just near. By car, 65 min from Otsu city, 90 min from Kyoto city. Free parking area in Makino Pic Land is available.

Top Review:Beautiful Orange Tree-Lined Road

A row of metasequoia trees with a superb view that represents Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture. Autumn leaves are especially popular and many people and cars come, but the 2.4km tree-lined road dyed in orange is a photogenic view that you want to see at least once.

Nara

Address:1873 Okamoto Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara

Access:By bus, 50 min from Kintetsu Nara Station to Houkiji, then 3 min walk. Or 15 min from Ouji Station to Houkiji Guchi, then 10 min walk. By car, 25 min from Nara city, 50 min from Osaka city, or 80 min from Kyoto city.

Top Review:The Autumn Scenery Of A World Heritage Temple

Houki-ji (or Hokki-ji) Temple is a famous cosmos spot in Nara. The cosmos spreading at 20 thousand square meters site is very impressive.

Kyoto

Address:Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:10 min walk from Keage Station. 25 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Nanzenji Eikando, then 10 min walk.

Top Review:A Spectacular View of Autumn Leaves Like Painting Cut Out on Window Frame

I visited Nanzenji Temple, a popular spot for autumn leaves, and Tenju-an Temple, which has two beautiful gardens, in kimono. The autumn leaves in the eastern garden were in full bloom, and it was a magnificent view that you could see forever while sitting on the porch. Another wonderful view that sighs is the autumn leaves in the south garden, which looks like a painting, cut out by the window frame of the Shoin. When I raised my face to buy a ticket at the entrance, I jumped into my eyes first and was fascinated.

Hyogo

Address:327 Aida Tanto-cho Toyooka-shi, Toyoka-shi, Hyogo

Tel:0796-54-0435

Hours:8:00-19:00

Top Review:Bursting Into Flames! Lighted Up Red Japanese Enkianthus

At Ankoku-ji Shrine is become crowded with people seeing the Japanese enkianthus trees in best season. The scenery cut out over the veranda is bright red like flames and overwhelm us sitting in front of that.

Osaka

Address:5019-1 Hoshida, Katano-shi, Osaka

Access:70 min walk from JR Hoshida Station, or 40 min walk from Sakiichi Station. By car or taxi, 45 min from Shin Osaka Station.

Hours:9:30-16:30

Top Review:The Spectacular View Of The Bridge

Star Swing is a 50 meters high thrilling suspension bridge, and there's an observatory to overlook that bridge. It's a nice place to go in autumn.

Wakayama

Address:Nakada Kimino-cho, Kaiso-gun, Wakayama

Access:60 min by car or taxi from Wakayama Station

Top Review:Beautiful! Pampas Grass Shining In The Light Of Sunset

Very large highlands of pampas grass spreading to 360 degrees as far as the eye can see. They shine gold beautifully in the light of evening sun. You can enjoy taking picturesque portraits, too.

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