All Autumn Leaves in Kyoto

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    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple is notable for its vast veranda, that offers impressive views of the Kyoto. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the best known sights of Kyoto, being particularly popular in cherry blossom season when the main hall is surrounded by a carpet of blossom. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Read more [...]

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    Shorenin Temple

    Shorenin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Kyoto. Shorenin Temple is one of five Monzeki temples where in the past, the head priest at these temples always belonged to the Imperial family. Shorenin Temple features two observatories that provide excellent views of the city of Kyoto. Read more [...]

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    Seiryo-ji Temple

    Seiryo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Pure Land sect, which frequently referred to as Sagashakado (Hall of Shakyamuni Tathagata in Saga). The current site of Seiryo-ji Temple was originally the mountain villa, Seikakan, of Minamoto-no-Toru, who was the basis for the “Hikaru Genji” character in the famous “Tale Read more [...]

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    Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple

    Eikando Zenrinji Temple is a Buddhist temple, in Kyoto, which is famous for its bright red and orange Autumn leaves and for its prominence in the past as a center of learning. Eikando Zenrinji Temple is a classic Japanese Temple.

  • Yoshimine-dera Temple

    Yoshimine-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in western Kyoto, is the 20th temple on the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage. Yoshimine-dera Temple features herbal baths said to help neuralgia suffers, given the temple the common name of Neuralgia Temple. While Yoshimine-dera Temple does feature some cherry blossom, it is most famous for Read more [...]

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    Togetsukyo Bridge

    Togetsukyo Bridge, also known as the Moon Crossing Bridge, is a famous picturesque bridge over Oi River in Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto. Togetsukyo Bridge obtained its alternative name, Moon Crossing Bridge, after Emperor Kameyama stated that the bridge appeared to stretch to the moon. The current Togetsukyo Read more [...]

  • Shugakuin Imperial Villa

    Shugakuin Imperial Villa also known as the Shugakuin Detached Palace is a separate, but related site from the Kyoto Imperial Palace (hence detached) which features three main gardens and some tea houses. These Japanese gardens are considered to be some of the best in Japan. Shugakuin Imperial Villa is in Read more [...]

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    Shinnyo-do Temple

    Shinnyo-do Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Kyoto. Shinnyo-do Temple is famous for its bright red and orange leaves in Autumn. Shinnyo-do Temple was established in 984AD by Kaisan Shonin.

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    Seikenji Temple

    Seikenji Temple is a Buddhist temple that was established by Monk Jindo in Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo Prefecture between 1342 and 1345. Seikenji Temple was reconstructed and relocated in 1932 to its current site in Sakyo Ward Kyoto. Seikenji Temple features some pretty red and orange Autumn leaves in late November.

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    Nison-in Temple

    Nison-in Temple is famous for its bright red and orange maple leaves in Autumn (early December). Nison-in Temple, officially known as Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidaiji, is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect, in Ukyo Ward of Kyoto. Nison-in Temple was established in 834AD, however all of the structures from this Read more [...]