Viewing Autumn Leaves Around Kansai

by Mieke - TripleLights travel specialist

Ancient Capital Kyoto Autumn Leaves
Best viewing time: early November - early December

Kyoto gets massively crowded during the autumn leaves season. And for good reason: it becomes one of the most enchanting places in all of Japan. Packed with momiji trees (the ones that turn yellow and then red), backed with temple after temple, this town guarantees you loads of kodak-moments. If you get off the beaten track (just look into the Lonely Planet and then choose those temples not listed) there are lots of beautiful places without other tourists than yourself cluttering your photos.

Viewing Autumn Leaves Around Kansai

Mt Yoshino, Nara
Best viewing time: Mid November - End November
Fee: Free
On Mt. Yoshino, there are numerous walking trails for monks and other spiritual adherents. But it also makes for a beautiful walk for others, both in sakura season and in autumn season. You can take a break at one of the temples or shrines on the mountain: Yoshino Mikumari Shrine, Kinpu Shrine, Kinpusenji Temple and Yoshimizu Shrine
Address: T 639-3115, 2430 Yoshinoyama Yoshino-cho Yoshino-gun, Nara, Japan


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09 Sep 2014

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