THE GIST OF THIS ARTICLE
- This page: Introduction, #1 Kamigamo shrine, #2 Kyoto Imperial palace
- Page 2: #3 Korin-in temple, #4 Rokuaoin temple, #5 Jikishian temple
- Page 3: #6 Kajuji temple, #7 Toji-in temple, #8 Seinnyuji temple
- Page 4: #9 Shinnyodo temple, #10 Zuishinin temple
The following is the contents of this article.
In 2020, we found ourselves in the middle of COVID-19 and Kyoto is having “Autumn leaves season” with it.
In this article, I’ll show top 10 places to enjoy the season avoiding so-called “Three C’s.”
“Three C’s is a phrase invented by Japanese government to cope with the pandemic;
- Closed spaces with poor ventilation
- Crowded places with many people nearby
- Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations
In a nutshell, it means the ways to avoid crowded places.
Considering the aim of the article, I will not introduce famous places like Eikando temple, Kiyomizudera-temple and other popular autumn leaves spots. Enjoy such places in the articles below.
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#1 Kamigamo shrine 上賀茂神社
Kamigamo shrine is not famous for autumn leaves though we can admire lots of beautiful ones there. I’m sure you can find beautiful photos of red leaves in websites, magazines, tourists guide and so on.
We say “red” but some may say “vermilion.”
Actually, most of them are retouched with photo apps and there are a few places to see bright red ones.
Kamigamo shrine is a tranquil place and we can see autumn leaves hearing murmuring of a stream.
The stream is called Narano Ogawa. Saioh dai Gyokei no Gi, the most famous event held prior to Aoi Matsuri festival,takes place there every other year.
Enjoy the video!
Especially in week days, there a few visitors.
The best time to visit is from late November to early December.
About Kamigamo shrine 上賀茂神社基本情報
How to get to Kamigamo shrine? 上賀茂神社へのアクセス
From Kitaoji bus terminal (Subway Kitaoji sta.), take Bus no.37 and get off at Kamigamo Mizonobashi bus stop.
#2 Kyoto Imperial place 京都御所
Kyoto Imperial palace is located in Kyoto Gyoen park. I’ll show you Kyoto Gyoen park, Kyoto Imperial place, and Sento Gosho.
The best time to visit is late November.
Kyoto Gyoen park 京都御苑
Kyoto Gyoen is a large park. It is 1300 meter long and 700 meter wide. There used to be residences of Court Nobles in the area. Now it is a National park and has lots of plants. In autumn, fallen Gingko leaves make huge yellow carpets.
Kyoto Imperial Palace 京都御所
Kyoto Imperial Palace had been a residence of the Imperial family for about 500 years. The enthronement ceremonies of Emperor Taisho and Showa was held there. The autumn leaves is not gorgeous as those of famous places like Eikando temple. They are in serene harmony.
Sento Gosho 仙洞御所
Sento Gosho used to be a residence of retired emperor and built in 1627. The residence was caught by fire in 1852 and didn’t rebuilt.
On the enthronement ceremonies, Daijogu palace was constructed.
Now the palace is a stroll garden and we visit there with tour guide. The leaves are first class ones. They are vivid but so elegant.
Sento Gosho accept a few visitors a day. Visit the website of Imperial House Hold Agency.
About Kyoto Gyoen 京都御所基本情報
How to get to Kyoto Gyoen? 京都御所へのアクセス
Kyoto City Subway: Marutamachi or Imadegawa Stations.
Kyoto City bus: Karasuma marutamachi or Karasuma Imadegawa bus stops.
The next page, you’ll find the most beautiful place on the planet!