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Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

November is peak autumn colour time in Kyoto. From mid-November onwards, the Japanese maple leaves reach their finest shades of red. Kyoto is a home to many famous and lesser known autumn leaf viewing locations.

November is peak autumn colour time in Kyoto. From mid-November onwards, the Japanese maple leaves reach their finest shades of red. Kyoto is a home to many famous and lesser known autumn leaf viewing locations. Here are recommended areas and destinations for seeing the autumn colours of Kyoto at their finest.

The time from the middle of November to December is the most attractive time to contemplate charming beauty of forest in the leaf- exchange season.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

In the recent years, the number of tourists to Kitano is considerably increasing, especially when the management department allows to open door for travel from November to December. Not only beautiful in day, the hundreds of maple trees become striking in the light in night.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

Shinyodo is a favourite place of photographer not only for tall and large trees but also for the peace and silence of the temple in the autumn.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

Eikando temple is famous for the beauty of maple trees in the autumn. You can walk to the top of the temple and contemplate overview picture of the autumn which is covered by the wonderful red colour.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

Kiyomixudera Temple always is a favourite stop of tourists in the end of November to the beginning of December to contemplate art performances in maple trees and tidbit trees.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

The artistic garden of Kodaiji wears new cloth in the autumn. The red and yellow colour of tidbit trees harmonizes with the green of pine or brown of rock.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

Arashiyama mountain attracts more tourists in autumn but also in spring when the cherry tree in the banks of river bloom. Besides, festivals are also organized year round like traditional fishing etiquette of fishermen in summer or the road with colourful lanterns in December.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

If you want to see the autumn’s scenery, you should visit in Sazenin temple because the trees always exchange in the beginning of November.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

In the spring and autumn, Shorenin temple often opens in some hours, so tourists have chance to experience poetic scenery under the moon and the loght of Kachoden garden.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

If you want to visit in Shugakuin royal palace, tourists have to advanced book through travel agencies. Time to visit the palace and the garden with maple trees lasts in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Red leaf forest covers the ancient capital, Kyoto

Tofukuji is a temple following to Zen sect of the South of Kyoto. The temple is famous for the spirituality and wonderful landscape in the autumn. In the middle of November, the numerous tourists come here to enjoy the magnificent beauty of nature.

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