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The Best Autumn Leaves Spot in Kyoto

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Located north of the sprawling Nanzenji complex, Eikando-Zenrinji Temple offers something truly relaxing and unique. Head there during the day and stroll hand-in-hand with your loved one. So, what else lies in store for you with a trip to the Eikando-Zenrinji Temple to see the best autumnal leaves spot in Kyoto? Read on to find out.

7. Maruyama Park

Extremely popular in the Cherry Blossom viewing season (there are 680 cherry blossom trees), this stunning park does not disappoint during the Autumn period either. The park was completed in 1886 and, as such, is classed as the oldest park in Kyoto. In 1914 a circuit walkway was introduced so now guests can take a leisurely stroll around the gardens and enjoy all that is on offer. During the Autumnal period, we particularly love capturing the reflection of the red hues from the trees reflected in the lake.

6. Kyoto City Zoo

Officially founded in 1903, this makes Kyoto Zoo the second oldest in the country. If you love animals you’ll be happy to hear that Kyoto Zoo is a member of the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (along with 150 other organizations). This means that the zoo is required to meet certain conditions and regulations in relation to the safety, comfort, and hygiene for the animals onsite. You can easily spend a day wandering around meeting all the fluffy, furry, feathery and even scaley creatures. It is 0.5 mi (0.8k m) from Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

5. Nanzenji Temple

Ever wondered what it would be like to be in your own magical forest-world? At Nanzenjin Temple, which is located at the base of the breathtaking Higigashiyama mountain. It is based on a large area and offers the perfect getaway from the hub-bub and crowds of Kyoto. Steeped in the mysticism of Zen Buddhism, you can stroll around this huge site and learn about the history of Zen. The temple is located just behind the aqueduct so you can visit both sites during your trip to the area.

4. Suirokaku Water Bridge

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* ✨南禅寺 水路閣 * 明治21年に造られた 高さ9m 全長93mほどの 南禅寺の境内を通るレンガ造りのアーチ型橋脚の水道橋 * 琵琶湖から宇治川まで… 琵琶湖疎水を通すための水路です * 今も琵琶湖からの水が流れています〰 * この疎水は水運・発電・工業用水・飲料水…etc. 多岐にわたり利用され 京都の近代化に貢献しました〜 * この発電所でつくられた電力により 京都は日本初の市電を走らせました🚃 * 南禅寺と煉瓦の風合いがミスマッチのように思われますが… 意外と自然に溶け込んで素敵です💕 * 2018.11.26 * * #京都 #左京区 #南禅寺 #水路閣 #紅葉 #御朱印巡り #kyoto #nanzenji #suirokaku #autumnleaves #pilgrimage

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Bringing water from Lake Biwa, this aqueduct was famously made by a man in his early twenties and is an impressive feat of architecture. Built-in 1890, it still stands perfectly today and while walking below the aqueduct in Autumn gives you an opportunity to create stunning photos with the rustic bricks and red autumnal leaves in the background. However, for us, we love walking along the top of the viaduct (which you can get to via winding staircases) and take a stroll along the water’s edge.

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