A temple built upon the request of Emperor Tenmu during the Hakuho Period. Reconstructed in recent years, the temple structures showcase beautiful, vibrant colors.
Worshipers are charmed by the many flowers and large Kannon statue
A temple that has existed since the Warring States period and is connected to Nobunaga
A Tendai sect temple with the magnificent natural monument, Yoryu no Matsu
An ancient temple with a beautiful garden, connected to Murasaki Shibibu
Where the emperors and nobles enjoyed themselves
The roads are covered with colorful leaves in autumn
The first of 33 temples on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage, Seiganto-ji is an ever-popular destination for worshipers
Classical Zen Buddhist temple with gardens designed by Muso Kokushi. Enjoy the maple trees and seasonal flowers.
Known for “the evening bell of Mii-dera”, one of the Eight Views of Omi
A beautiful temple like the Pure Land itself that illustrates the prosperity of the Fujiwara regency during the late Heian Period.
Several hundred structures are scattered across Mt. Hiei
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.
An elegant temple with a Japanese rock garden and wonderful autumn foliage
This is a temple erected at the wish of Keishoin, the real mother of Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa. The main hall, remaining in its original state from the Genroku period, has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property.
Ono no Komachi concealed herself here amongst the plum blossoms
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 large temple in Nara featuring many structures that illustrate the culture from the Tempyo Period. It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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.
The scattered fallen leaves in autumn are beautiful