Autumn Colors in Kyoto   紅葉

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Autumn and her red tint to Momiji Park Kyoto.

Autumn and her red tint to Momiji Park Kyoto.

The parade of colors Momiji Park Kyoto.

The parade of colors Momiji Park Kyoto.

A deer of Nara, near Kyoto.

A deer of Nara, near Kyoto.

Momijigari - The Hunt for Autumn Colors

Koyo (the changing of the leaves) in Kyoto, brings many people from all over to view the city reflected in crimson and scarlet colors. Momijigari is to autumn what hanami is to spring.

The Trails of Arashiyama

The area of Arashiyama, nestled in the mountains close to the romantic River Hozu, west of Kyoto , has been celebrated since the Heian period (794-1185) for its cherry blossoms and momiji (Japanese maple) . Enjoy Koyo - autumn leaf colors - from late November by strolling through the temples or admiring the gorges of Hozu by boat.

Onsen in Autumn

The ryokan Kurama (20 minutes by train north of Kyoto) offers indoor baths (sauna and jacuzzi) as well as outdoor ones with water streaming from a natural source. Perched in the hills west of Lake Biwa, Kurama is an ideal place to relax while admiring the temples lined with maples. For 4800 yen you can take baths and enjoy a delicious meal and luxurious kaiseki .

The Daigo-ji Seasons

Located in the district of Fushimi-ku, Daigo-ji temple, a place of Shingon Buddhism, is colored with the seasons. A pink spring garden, greatly appreciated during the hanami season, which will then be taken over by a fiery red in the fall with its many maples.

Nara - Flamboyant Park

Ancient capital of Japan, Nara is home to many temples scattered in a woodland park where over 1,200 deer inhabit. The terrace of the town hall and wild path of Wakakusa offer a breathtaking view of the forest and its flamboyant trees.

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