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Fall is finally here! A selection of 7 great spots to see the autumn colors (Kyoto edition)

2018/10/25

Crimson leaves, the classic symbol of fall. The sight of leaves stained deep red has a breathtaking beauty at any time or place, and it is particularly wonderful at famous historic sites. Let us introduce you to some of these special viewing spots.

1. Toji Temple

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The five-tiered pagoda, a symbol of Kyoto, is designated as a Japanese national treasure. Enjoy the combination of the autumn colors and the five-storied pagoda from a variety of angles.

真言宗総本山 東寺(TOJI TEMPLE)

京都市南区九条町1

+81-75-691-3325

2. Rurikoin Temple

The view reflected in the temple's black-painted tables is otherworldly. A scene of breathtaking beauty spreads out before your eyes.

瑠璃光院(RURIKOIN)

京都府京都市左京区上高野東山55

+81-75 -781-4001

3. Kitanotenmangu Shrine

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This is a popular spot that has been open to the public since 2007. Capture the view from the Odoi fortifications in a picture!

北野天満宮(KITANOTENMANGU SHRINE)

京都市上京区馬喰町

+81-75-461-0005

4. Eikando Hall Zenrinji Temple

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Famous for the beauty of its fall foliage, Zenrinji Temple has long been known by the nickname of "maple Eikan-do". Roughly 3,000 trees turn the grounds of the temple bright red.

永観堂 禅林寺(EIKANDO ZENRINJI TEMPLE)

京都府京都市左京区永観堂町48

+81-75-761-0007

5. Tofukuji Temple

A famous scenic spot that often appears on posters. Despite the inevitable crowds, it's definitely worth a visit!

臨済宗大本山 東福寺(TOFUKUJI TEMPLE)

京都府京都市東山区本町十5-778

+81-75-561-0087

6. Entokuin Temple

The autumn foliage that shines in the beautiful temple garden is a work of art that showcases the technique of the artisan. Lit up at night, it shows a quite different aspect from that seen in the daytime.

圓徳院(ENTOKUIN)

京都市東山区高台寺下河原町530

+81-75-525-0101

7. Nanzenji Temple

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Experience the moving sight of leaves coloring the temple grounds bright red. The carpet of maple leaves that stretches out at your feet brings out the beauty even further.

南禅寺(NANZENJI TEMPLE)

京都府京都市左京区南禅寺福地町

+81-75-771-0365

How about it? The autumn colors can only be enjoyed in the short period just before winter.
Shining brightly in the cold air, their fiery red beauty is striking. Travel to Japan and see them for yourself!

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