The graceful standing statue of Gigeiten is a must-see attraction
The first of 33 temples on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage, Seiganto-ji is an ever-popular destination for worshipers
Quietly praying to the rakan statues on the hillsides
Famous for its connection to Honen and it’s beauty in autumn
A temple that has long protected Arima Onsen
A Tendai sect temple with the magnificent natural monument, Yoryu no Matsu
A mortuary temple for the imperial household
The mountain villa of Minamoto no Toru, the model for Hikaru Genji
A temple founded in Higashiyama by Hideyoshi Toyotomi's wife, Nene, to mourn his passing and pray for his soul. The nighttime illuminations in spring, summer and fall are beautiful to see.
A temple of the Nichiren sect on Mt. Ogura in Sagano. It is well-known for ”Hyakunin Isshu” (a collection of 100 poems by 100 different poets). In autumn, the nearby mountains awash with brilliant red leaves.
A grand temple complex established on Mount Koya some 900 years ago
Known for “the evening bell of Mii-dera”, one of the Eight Views of Omi
One of the last temples to prohibit entry to women
A temple associated with Heian-era poet Ariwara no Narihara
The head temple of the Rinzai sect's Tofuku-ji School, which has Japan's largest monastery and oldest San-mon gate. It is known as one of Kyoto's best places to view autumn leaves.
This imposing temple serves as a center for Shugendo asceticism
The scattered fallen leaves in autumn are beautiful
Happiness arrives with the buzzing of bell crickets
Worshipers are charmed by the many flowers and large Kannon statue
Still your heart with the soothing autumn leaves of Kitasaga