In the middle of November in 2017, maple leaves in some place are in bloom. So, let me introduce the latest autumn colors in Kyoto. Every time I visit “Autumn leaves site”, I add the place on this article.
If you are interested in the autumn leaves in Kyoto, please read this article or the enjoy the video.
Attention: Any information about temples like opening hours, admission fee, and so on are subject to be changed.
- The report on the autumn leaves of Tenjuan temple, 2017
- Jisso-in temple 18th November
- Rengeji temple 18th November
- Sanzen-in temple 18th November
- Jikko-in temple 18th November
- Ho-sen-in temple 18th November
- Jyakko-in temple 18th November
- Kinkakuji temple, a.k.a. the golden pavilion 19th November
- Genko-an temple 19th November
- Ninna-ji temple 19th November
- Daikakuji temple 19th November
- Gio-ji temple 19th November
- Takiguchi-dera temple 19th November
- Nison-in temple 19th November
- Hoko-in temple 19th November
- Rakushi-sya 19th November
- Jyo-jyakko-ji temple 19th November
- Oh-kochi villa 19th November
- Kiyomizu-dera temple 20th November
- Tenju-an temple 20th November
- Eikndo temple 20th November
- Shisen-doh temple 20th November
- Enko-ji temple 20th November
- Manshu-in temple 20th November
- Ginkakuji temple, a.k.a. the silver pavilion 20th November
- Ruri-koh-in temple 20th November
- The video
The report on the autumn leaves of Tenjuan temple, 2017
In every autumn, lots of people visit to Tenjuan temple though they pays scarce attention to it. It is one of the most underrated site in Kyoto. The maple leaves always turn red in early November. We can see the first so-called “Autumn colors” in Kyoto.
At Tenju-an temple, we can admire autumn leaves in two gardens; the dry garden and the garden around the pond. The leaves in these gardens go into bloom at different times; the leaves in the garden around the pond go into bloom around 1 week later than that of the dry garden.
In the dry garden
I believe the days around 8th are perfect to enjoy the autumn leaves in the garden. On the east side of the garden, we can find very beautiful red maples. On the other hand, we can see stunning “gradualness”, the autumn colors Japanese people love, on the right side. I always adore the red leaves catching a glimpse of the gradualness, the green pine tree, and mosses.
Now let us make a small inspection of the red leaves in Tenjuan. The color seems as if it gave out warmth. I’m afraid you find the color blurred, but Japanese people find warmth in them. In addition, it was raining. Rain on the leaves put emphasis on the color.
Let me show you the good example of red autumn leaves. Take a look at the picture above. They are the maple trees in Korin-in temple. It was taken on a rainy day in the last year. The red in the maple tree in the picture is the most beautiful one in Kyoto. It is very bright red but we can not find “warmth” in it. We can see severe beauty but not find warmth.
On the contrary, we can enjoy bamboo trees, gradualness of the maple, and the main gate of Nanzenji-temple on the north side of the garden.
The garden around the pond
In the garden, some leaves are in bloom but most of the maple trees are on the verge of turning their colors.
The garden has good appeal to us though almost all leaves still remain in green.
A couple of weeks later, we will see red and vermilion leaves floating on the surface of the pond.
In the dry garden
We love to see illuminated autumn leaves and many temples hold “Light-up (Made-in-Japnan-English)”, or illumination of autumn leaves. This year, the leaves began turn red earlier than usual year but the illumination was launched without missing the dead line. In the dim lighting the leaves gave out warmth.
The garden around the pond
In the night time, we can enter the mail hall and have good views of the garden there. The trees were not in bloom. I will go there in a couple of days.
About Tenjuan temple
Official name: Zuiryu-zan Tenjuan
Address: Nanzenji fukuchi-cho, sakyo ward, Kyoto city, 〒606-8435
FAX Not available
website Not available
Open hours 8:40～17:00
Admission fee adult 400 yen 16~18 year old 300 yen 7~15 year old 200 yen
The time required: 30 minits ~
Access to Tenjuan temple
About 10 minutes walk from Subway Keage station.
This page is under construction. Descriptions will be added in the near future.
Jisso-in temple 18th November
Rengeji temple 18th November
Sanzen-in temple 18th November
Jikko-in temple 18th November
Ho-sen-in temple 18th November
Jyakko-in temple 18th November
Kinkakuji temple, a.k.a. the golden pavilion 19th November
Genko-an temple 19th November
Ninna-ji temple 19th November
Daikakuji temple 19th November
Gio-ji temple 19th November
Takiguchi-dera temple 19th November
Nison-in temple 19th November
Hoko-in temple 19th November
Rakushi-sya 19th November
Jyo-jyakko-ji temple 19th November
Oh-kochi villa 19th November
Kiyomizu-dera temple 20th November
Tenju-an temple 20th November
Eikndo temple 20th November
Shisen-doh temple 20th November
Enko-ji temple 20th November
Manshu-in temple 20th November
Ginkakuji temple, a.k.a. the silver pavilion 20th November
Ruri-koh-in temple 20th November
Enjoy the video!