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京都の紅葉の名所の一覧 List of Autumn leaves spots in Kyoto


金閣寺Kinkaku-ji Temple

北区, , 紅葉


Kinkakuji is a temple of the Rinzai Shokoku Temple sect which says the official name is Rokuon temple. As its name, it is a very beautiful and famous temple that covers the exterior walls of the building with real gold leaf.



右京区, 神社, , 紅葉


Umemiyataisha is a shrine in Umezu, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. It is a shrine known as Tachibana's tutelary deity.


東福寺Tofuku-ji Temple

東山区, , 紅葉


Tofukuji is a temple of the Rinzai Tofukuji sect. The beginning of the history of Tofukuji is that the Kujoumichiie, who was regent at the time in 1236, took single character from the name of Todaiji and Kofukuji in Nara and erected the temple under the name Tofukuji.


乙訓寺Otokuni Temple

その他地域, , 紅葉


Otokuni Temple is a temple of Shingon-shu Buzan-ha located in Nagaokakyo city, Kyoto Prefecture, famous as peony temple. Although the foundation is not certain, it is presumed that it was founded before the Nagaoka-kyo construction, the Nara period.


鞍馬寺Kurama Temple

左京区, , 紅葉


It is this big Kurama tengu to greet us when getting off the Eiden Kurama station. Niomon that is the entrance of Kurama Temple exist in the place that climbing a little from here on road, from there it become a course of a little mountain climbing and hiking.


嵐山公園Arashiyama park

右京区, 公園, 街並み, , 紅葉


From my house, I took the Kyoto municipal subway to Uzumasa Tenjingawa station, then I changed trains to Arashiyama railroad(common name:Randen) and arrived at Arashiyama station. It took long time. Arashiyama is very famous among foreigner tourist, and many of them are European people and Chinese people.


京都府立植物園Kyoto Botanical Garden

左京区, 娯楽, 公園, , , 紅葉


The Kyoto Botanical Garden opened in 1924 as the first public botanical garden in Japan. It is located along the Kamo River in Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.


平等院鳳凰堂Byodoin Houou-do

その他地域, , 紅葉


Byodo-in is a deeply related temple with Mr. Fujiwara in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. Since the 17th century, sects combined as Tendai Buddhism and Jodo sect, and now they do not belong to a specific denomination.


旧三井家下鴨別邸Old Mitsui family Shimogamo villa

左京区, 紅葉, その他


This is Old Mitsui family Shimogamo villa that has begun to be opened to the public from October 2016. It is located at south of Shimogamo-shrine, and a bit north of Demachi-yanagi.


金戒光明寺Konkaikomyo-ji Temple

左京区, , 紅葉


Konkaikomyo Temple is a temple of the Jodo in Kurodani-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The principal Buddha is Amida. The common name is called Kurodani-san. It is one of seven Daihonzan of Jodo who boasts the formality which is lined with Chionin.



左京区, , 紅葉


Sanzenin is a temple of Tendai in Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The origin of Sanzenin is that Saicho opened one temple to Hieizanhigashido from 782 to 806.



左京区, , 紅葉


If you want to see the autumnal leaves in Kyoto, the Eikando is famous for the autumnal leaves as it is said that Eikando is recommended. Of course the best time to see here will be in late autumn when leaves color from mid November to late November.


貴船神社Kifune Shrine

左京区, 神社, 紅葉


Kifune shrine is a shrine that has been praying for the god of rain for a long while, and is gathering faith from people in the business of dealing with cooking and water all over the country as God of water.



中京区, , 紅葉


Shinsenen is a temple of Toji Shingon in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. It is located on the south side of Nijo Street from Nijo Castle. The original was a garden for the emperor who was built adjacent to Heian-Kyo Daidairi.


宇治上神社Ujigami Shrine

その他地域, 神社, 紅葉


Ujigami Shrine is a shrine in Ujiyamada, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, and it is paired with the Uji shrine in the vicinity.


勝持寺Shojiji temple

西京区, , , 紅葉


Shojiji Temple is a temple of Tendai in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name is Oshio mountain. The principal image is Bhaisajyaguru. It is said that Saigyo, a singing monk, became a priest in this temple, and because there is a double cherry blossom "Saigyo Sakura" which is said that the Saigyo monk planted himself, it came to be familiar as "Temple of the Flower".


醍醐寺Daigo Temple

伏見区, , , 紅葉


Daigoji is a temple of the Shingon Daigo head in Daigo, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City. The principal of the temple is the Yakushi Buddha, and the founder is Rigentaishi Shobo. It is registered as a cultural property of the old Town Kyoto as a World heritage site.



左京区, , 紅葉


Jissoin is a Buddhist temple in Iwakura, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, the founder is Joki, and the principal image is Acala. Jissoin is a small temple, but there are two Japanese-style gardens in the precincts.



山科区, , 紅葉


The Bishamon temple in Yamashina ward, Kyoto City is a temple of Tendai sect. Bishamondo is one of Tendai sect Kyoto five gate traces and is also called Bishamondomonzeki. The Izumo Temple of Bishamondo's predecessor is said that Gyoki founded in 703.


清凉寺Seiryo Temple

右京区, , , 紅葉


Seiryo temple is a Jodo temple in Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. It is a 15-minute walk north of the Arashiyama Railway Arashiyama station. Seiryo temple is called Mt.Godai as honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name. It is also known by the name of Sagashakado, it is also known as the "Yuzu Nenbutsu Dojo".


大原野神社Oharano Shrine

西京区, 神社, 紅葉


Oharano Shrine is a shrine in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto City, and is called "Kyoto Kasuga" too. Oharano Shrine has been collecting faith as the Guardian God of the woman who has been giving the so as the god of Politics, Katayoke, and wisdom for a long while.


光明寺Komyo Temple

その他地域, , , 紅葉


Komyoji is a temple located in Nagaokakyo city, Kyoto Prefecture, and it is the Head temple of Nishiyama Jodo sect. This temple is the place of the Rikkyo Kaishu where Enkotaishi Honen the sect founder firstly spoke of Nembutsu in Japan.

大徳寺 高桐院

大徳寺 高桐院Daitoku temple Kotoin

北区, , 紅葉


The Daitokuji in Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto, is a temple that has many temples standing on its premises.(sub-temple) Kotoin is one of them, and only four of Daitokuji's sub-temple are open to the public on a regular basis.


天龍寺Tenryu Temple

右京区, , 紅葉


The entrance of the Tenryu Temple of the Rinzai Tenryu Temple sect Daihonzan is located near Arashiyama Railway Arashiyama station. The founding is said to have been conducted by Takauji Ashikaga in 1339, and it is said that the purpose was to memorialize Godaigo Emperor's spirit.


宇治神社Uji Shrine

その他地域, 神社, 紅葉


Uji Shrine is a shrine located in Ujiyamada, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is paired with the adjacent Ujigami Shrine. Deity of the Uji Shrine is Ujinowakiiratsukonomikoto.


南禅寺Nanzen Temple

左京区, , 紅葉


Nanzen Temple is the head temple of the Rinzai Nanzen sect. In 1291, Kameyamahouou founded Nanzen temple greeted Mukanfumonzenshi (Daimyokokushi).


真如堂Shinnyodo Temple

左京区, , 紅葉


The official name of Shinnyodo is Shinshogokurakuji, and it is a temple of Tendai in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City. It is the begining that the monks of Mt.Hiei in 984 enshrined the Buddha Amitabha in the Imperial villa.


城南宮Jonangu Shrine

伏見区, 神社, , , 紅葉


Jonangu Shrine is a shrine located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, and it was built hoping for the protection of the country's peaceful and the capital when the capital moved to Heian-Kyo which was made a land of four gods. The Sinen in this shrine is famous for its weeping plums and camellia.



その他地域, , 公園, , 紅葉


Kenrokuen is a vast Japanese garden with a migratory style called one of the three Japanese garden in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture.



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