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We’ll show you the colors of autumn, Japan’s most beautiful season.

Following the “Higashiyama Collection”, We’ll introduce you the colors of autumn in Kyoto with our footage filmed last year. This time, it’s the “Arashiyama Collection”.

Arashiyama

In this video, we introduce 5 different spots and you can actually see them all in one day! Please enjoy.

hogonin

hogonin

A:“Hogon-in Temple”,the best autumn foliage spot in Arashiyama and also good to visit at night.

Hogon-in Temple is famous for its beautiful garden and is open to the public from December 6th. You can see the Garden of Shishiku and beautiful scenery of Mt. Arasiyama. It’s usually not available to see, so there will be many visitors! Illumination starts on November 13th and it should be less crowded during the evening.

-The best time to see this is from mid-November to early-December.
-Access 10minutes walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station.
-Fee 500 yen for Adult, 300 yen for elementary school children&junior high school students.
To see the illumination, 600 yen for adults and 300 yen for elementary school children & junior high school students.
-WEB SITE (Japanese website only)
http://www.hogonin.jp/

tenryuji

tenryuji

B:You can enjoy all of the beautiful scenery of Arashiyama and Tenryu-ji as a part of the garden

Tenryu-ji temple is registered as a World Heritage of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. It was built in 1339. The main attraction here is the spacious Sogenchi Pond Garden, that makes use of the Arashiyama landscape as a part of the design of the garden. It is called “Shakkei” or “Borrowed scenery.”
You can witness some very beautiful landscapes, especially in the morning with the sunshine streaming down.
It’s such a large garden and also considers Mt. Arashiyama as a part of it. The early morning scenery is especially beautiful and popular.

-The best time to see this is from late-November to early-December.
-Fee 500 yen for Adult, 300 yen for elementary school children & junior high school students.
(100 yen will be added if you visit other halls)
-Access Nearby Randen-Arashiyama Station
-WEB SITE
http://www.tenryuji.com/

Nison-in Temple

Nison-in Temple

C:“Nison-in Temple” is well known for its autumn foliage tunnel, the “Momiji-no-Baba”

For Japanese people, the autumn foliage in Nison-in Temple is very well known as the “Momiji-no-Baba”(literally, Autumn Leaf Horse-Riding ground). The autumn foliage lining up along the approach, with a length of about 200 meters, looks like a tunnel. Sitting in the main shrine and viewing the scenery in the calm atmosphere is also a great pleasure. There are places where you can enjoy green tea and Japanese sweets and relax.

-The best time to see this is from mid-October to early-December.
-Access 15minutes walk from JR saga-Arashiyama Station.
-Fee 500 yen

祇王寺

祇王寺

D:The contrast of the red foliage on the moss plant is a must see at “Giou-ji Temple”.

The temple silently stands in the middle of a bamboo forest. It is said that a woman named Giou, who was abandoned by Kiyomori Taira, became a priest because of her loss of love and moved to this temple. It is famous for its moss garden. The view of the green moss and the bamboo forest are unworldly and ridiculously beautiful.
I recommend you visit in early December. The way the ripe red leaves fall on the moss, feels like the sad love story of Giou.

■Season From the end of November to the early December.
■Access 15 min walk from the No.28 bus stop “sagashakado-mae”. The bus departs from JR Kyoto station.
■Fee 300 yen
■WEBSITE (Written in Japanese only)
http://www.giouji.or.jp/

Enrian

Enrian

E:Only a few people know about it.“Enrian”is only available to see during the fall foliage season.

Enrian is a hidden area, only open during the autumn season. It is actually a bit hard to find, but it’s worth searching for and visiting. This area is famous for having‘real’ red foliage, so if you want to take a good picture with red foliage, this place should be on your list.
The fallen leaves on the ground is a must see, because it looks as if the ground is blanketed with a red carpet.

■Season  Only available from the end of November to the early December.
■Access a 3min walk from the No.28 bus stop “Arashiyama tenryuji-mae”. The bus departs from JR Kyoto station.
■Fee  500yen

What do you think?

As always, if you go to these places now you’ll find them very crowded, but you should still go and see them because each site is incredibly impressive, and definitely worth the trip.
Enjoy!

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