[ Motion Picture] The Fall Foliage at Keisoku-ji and Shakudo-ji Temple of Kohoku Area

by Yoshi - Japan Licensed Guide
(3) Reviews

Both of the temples of Keisoku-ji (鶏足寺) and Shakudo-ji (石道寺) used to be two of the biggest and mightiest Buddhists Meccas built at Kodakami-yama mountain (己高山) in Heian period (about 1,200 years ago). Since the area was believed most peaceful and divine place, it is said that they called it “Paradise under the sun”. There must have been many Buddhist monks walking up and down the holly mountain so often in those days. But, as time went by, the temples and the surroundings had been devastated day by day, due to some political reasons, and now the temples became the ones with no monks, only the village people have exerted themselves to keep the Buddhist images and the buildings.

In every late fall season, however, the idyllic countryside develops into the busiest streets with a lot of sightseers, just like the old Heian (平安) days. Yes, the area has now become renowned as the best vista of breathtaking autumnal leaves.

Since the weather forecast said that it would be a perfect fine day today, I headed to the old "Paradise" in the early morning. This is because I've known that it must be very hard to park a car in a midday since the autumnal leaves there is well renowned even in the range of western Japan. The fall foliage landscape did not betray my expectation this year, too.

Did you like my article?

You can send me a message to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience. Let's explore Japan Together.

I'll be waiting for you, so please check my profile and get your trip plan now


30 Nov 2018

Yoshi

Licensed Guide
(3) Reviews

Plan your trip to Shiga with Yoshi

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.
Send a message

Recent Tour Reviews in Shiga

“ Excellent guide! ”

Excellent
1 month ago Traveler: Julie -   Tour Guide: Yoshi

Yoshi is an excellent guide! He is a hard-working and wonderful ambassador for his country. Yoshi takes his work seriously and is scrupulously prepared. His care for his clients really shows. He went above and beyond for us. Yoshi is very well-informed about so much, including Japanese history, current Japanese affairs, and the flowers and trees of Japan. He is interesting, energetic, kind, and h...
read more

“ Nara Kyoto Osaka revisited ”

Excellent
2 months ago Traveler: Siti -   Tour Guide: Yoshi

Very lucky to have Yoshi san as our guide who took care of us from the time he picked us up from the hotel until he send us back to the hotel. I'm very impressed and appreciative when he accomodate to our slow movement. He planned well according to what we wanted even at the short notice of visiting Nara Womens University. Really love the Kimono experience and picnic under cherry blossoms at Osaka...
read more

“ Amazing Guide Yoshi san ”

Excellent
5 months ago Traveler: Sheila -   Tour Guide: Yoshi

Yoshi was very knowledgeable on all the places he took us for the two days we were in Osaka. He picked us up at our hotel. Planned the day according to what we wanted to see and the activities we were interested in. I have a bad knee and stairs were a problem, he made a lot of effort to accommodate this. For this I am very impressed. He definitely went over and beyond. Our family had a great tim...
read more

Related cities