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This is how Lake Biwa compares to Tokyo in area.Oct 09, 2018
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Funazushi fermented carp fish.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa pearls.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa pearl mussel.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Nishinoko, an attached lake in Omi-Hachiman.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Nishinoko reed beds.Oct 09, 2018
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Nightly water fountain show at Otsu Port.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa Canal near Miidera Temple supplies lake water to Kyoto.Oct 09, 2018
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Seta River in Otsu, Lake Biwa's only outflowing river.Oct 09, 2018
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Cherry blossoms along Seta River in Otsu, Lake Biwa's only outflowing river.Oct 09, 2018
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Seta Karahashi Bridge in Otsu.Oct 09, 2018
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Setagawa River boat cruise modeled after the Ichiban-Maru paddlewheel steamboat which cruised on Lake Biwa in the 19th century. In operation during warmer months from Ishiyama-dera port and stopping at Nango Aqua Biwa and Seta-no-karahashi ports.Oct 09, 2018
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Hikone PortOct 09, 2018
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Rio GrandeOct 09, 2018
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Most of Lake Biwa's boats are named after Otsu's sister cities. This is Lansing.Oct 09, 2018
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Uminoko Floating School operates overnight cruises for 5th graders to learn about Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Bianca is Lake Biwa's largest tourist boat.Oct 09, 2018
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Michigan paddlewheel boat leaving Otsu Port, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.Oct 09, 2018
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Miidera in Otsu.Oct 09, 2018
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Otsu waterfrontOct 09, 2018
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Biwako Bunkakan museum closed in March 2008. The museum was known for Buddhist art, including National Treasures.Oct 09, 2018
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Omi Ohashi Bridge in southern Lake Biwa leading to Seta River.Oct 09, 2018
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Top of Otsu Prince Hotel has nice views.Oct 09, 2018
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View of Lake Biwa and Otsu. Omi Ohashi Bridge in the background. The towering building is Otsu Prince Hotel.Oct 09, 2018
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Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine's boat dock is used during the Sanno Festival when they carry the portable mikoshi shrines on a boat.Oct 09, 2018
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Mt. Mikami across Lake Biwa from Karasaki.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa Giant Catfish is the lake's largest endemic species (max. 1.2 meter long), dubbed the King of Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa Museum in Kusatsu.Oct 09, 2018
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South BasinOct 09, 2018
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Biwako Ohashi Bridge is a toll road (200 yen for ordinary passenger cars), but free for bicycles and pedestrians who can go on the sidewalk. There are actually two parallel bridges, making it a four-lane bridge. The additional bridge was built in 1994.Oct 09, 2018
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Neck of Lake Biwa with Biwako Ohashi Bridge connecting Moriyama and Katata.Oct 09, 2018
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Ukiyoe woodblock print by Hiroshige showing "Descending Geese at Katata" with Ukimido in the background. 近江八景「堅田の落雁」Oct 09, 2018
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Ukimido floating temple in Katata, one of Shiga's most famous and picturesque buildings. One of the eight Omi Hakkei Views made famous by ukiyoe prints by Hiroshige.Oct 09, 2018
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Omi-Maiko white sand beach.Oct 09, 2018
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Omi-Maiko is Shiga's most popular swimming beach.Oct 09, 2018
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Mt. Ibuki in winter as seen from Hikone.Oct 09, 2018
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Maibara beach.Oct 09, 2018
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View of Takeshima, an island with many shapes. Near Hikone.Oct 09, 2018
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Okino-shiraishi Rocks, a favorite resting place for birds which turned the rocks white from bird droppings. Four rocks stand 80 meters deep in the lake. Out of the water, the tallest stands 14 meters high. 沖の白石Oct 09, 2018
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Arrow-shaped "eri" fish trap. It leads fish swimming along the fence into a small area where they can be caught.Oct 09, 2018
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Nagahama Castle as seen from Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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A small stream empties through Haginohama Beach on the western shore.Oct 09, 2018
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A small stream empties into Lake Biwa through Haginohama Beach. Numerous streams and rivers like this one feed water to the lake.Oct 09, 2018
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Kawau cormorants. Shiga has thousands of these birds, and most of them live on Chikubushima whose trees are being destroyed by the droppings and branches broken off to make bird nests.Oct 09, 2018
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Cycling up northern Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Sugaura in northern Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Shirahige-no-Hama Beach and Lake Biwa in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture.Oct 09, 2018
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Shirahige-no-Hama Beach in Takashima. I know they did some filming here for the NHK Taiga Drama "Go" where she rides on horseback. 白ひげの浜Oct 09, 2018
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Shirahige Shrine torii as seen from the cruise boat.Oct 09, 2018
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Shirahige Shrine torii, Takashima. One of Lake Biwa's best-known landmarks. It faces the shrine on land. Rent a bicycle or go by taxi from Omi-Takashima Station (Kosei Line).Oct 09, 2018
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About 100 meters offshore are two large rocks in the lake. They appear above the surface only when there is a water shortage. This little shrine with two rocks are for praying for rain. 二ツ石Oct 09, 2018
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Biwako Shuko no Uta song monument at Imazu Port. In June 1917, a song called Biwako Shuko no Uta (Lake Biwa Rowing Song) was composed by college student Taro Oguchi during a boat rowing trip around Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Chikubushima and Mt. Ibuki as seen from Imazu.Oct 09, 2018
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Kaizu-Osaki and Chikubushima.Oct 09, 2018
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Kaizu-Osaki cherry blossom cruise. Megumi docked at Kaizu-Osaki Port, Takashima, Shiga.Oct 09, 2018
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Kaizu-Osaki is famous for cherry blossoms along the lake shore. One of Japan's 100 Famous Cherry Blossom Spots.Oct 09, 2018
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ChikubushimaOct 09, 2018
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Chikubushima is home to Hogonji Temple first built in 724 as ordered by the Emperor to worship the Goddess Benzaiten. It belongs to the Shingon Buddhist Sect (Buzan School) and it is the 30th temple in the 33-Temple Pilgrimage of Saigoku. 宝厳寺Oct 09, 2018
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With shrines and temples, Chikubushima is a sacred island in northern Lake Biwa.Oct 09, 2018
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Northern Lake Biwa as seen from Mt. Shizugatake.Oct 09, 2018
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Biwa means "lute."Oct 09, 2018
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Southern Basin is shallow compared to the Northern Basin.Oct 09, 2018
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Lake Biwa (blue) in Shiga Prefecture highlighted in pink.Oct 09, 2018
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Bye-bye old Uminoko! You did very well!Oct 08, 2018
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The bridge of the old Uminoko.Oct 08, 2018
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Lots of Shiga people have fond memories of this old Uminoko Floating School. Oct 08, 2018
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Old Uminoko is shorter than the new one.Oct 08, 2018
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My tribute photos for this original Uminoko.Oct 08, 2018
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This is the old Uminoko right after it was retired in March 2018. At Otsu Port.Oct 08, 2018
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Shiga Prefecture flag on the bow.Oct 08, 2018
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Interior layout is similar to the old Uminoko with faculty quarters on the basement deck, dining hall on 1st deck, activity rooms on 2nd deck, plus a large room on the 3rd deck.Oct 08, 2018
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Uminoko official Web site here (in English) shows the inside of the ship.Oct 08, 2018
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The bridge.Oct 08, 2018
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"Uminiko" means "Child of the Lake," a phrase made famous by the rowing song, "Biwako Shuko no Uta."Oct 08, 2018
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Wish they offered Uminoko study cruises for the public too.Oct 08, 2018
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Hope someday they will allow the public to tour inside the new Uminoko.Oct 08, 2018
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When they were trying to give the new ship a name, they decided to keep the old name. Wise choice. It's a perfect name.Oct 08, 2018
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The new Uminoko's design motif is also similar to the old one. Looks good. For overnight cruises, maximum capacity is 180 kids and 43 adult staff.Oct 08, 2018
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Having more decks, the new Uminoko has a higher profile than the old Uminoko. The ship is 65 meters long, 12 meters wide.Oct 08, 2018
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Operated by Shiga Prefecture's Board of Education, the Uminoko "Biwako Floating School" is an educational boat going on overnight voyages year-round on Lake Biwa, taking Shiga's 5th graders.The first and original Uminoko ship was in operation from Aug. 2, 1983 to spring 2018 when it was retired. It was replaced by a new Uminoko ship (same name) in May 2018. Oct 08, 2018
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This is the new Uminoko Floating School ship a few weeks before she started service in June 2018. Costing ¥3 billion, the new Uminoko Biwako Floating School ship's major improvements include 4 decks (plus basement), electric propulsion, & wireleOct 08, 2018
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Tokyo Tower and Somon Gate, the front gate of the Taitoku-in mausoleum (lost in World War II air raids) for Tokugawa Hidetada. 台徳院霊廟惣門Oct 07, 2018
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Tokyo Tower in its Diamond Veil illumination.Oct 07, 2018
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Tokyo Tower lit up as seen from Shiba Park at night.Oct 07, 2018
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A mysterious baseball was found on the top of Tokyo Tower.Oct 07, 2018
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Near the elevators on the 1st floor is this exhibition space.Oct 07, 2018
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1st floor elevator.Oct 07, 2018
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End of the line on the Main Deck for the Down elevator.Oct 07, 2018
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Restaurant on the Main Deck.Oct 07, 2018
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Tokyo Tower celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018.Oct 07, 2018
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Long line for the down elevators.Oct 07, 2018
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Tourists loved to pose with the projection mapping imagery.Oct 07, 2018
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Main Deck at Tokyo Tower. Despite the opening of Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower is still holding its own with innovative attractions.Oct 07, 2018
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Main Deck had a cherry blossom-theme projection mapping on the windows.Oct 07, 2018
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Inside the elevator.Oct 07, 2018
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It wasn't a long wait for the elevator.Oct 07, 2018
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Ticket for the Main Deck.Oct 07, 2018
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Elevator for the Main Deck.Oct 07, 2018
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.Oct 07, 2018
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A real crowd pleaser. Beautiful and photogenic.Oct 07, 2018
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.Oct 07, 2018
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.Oct 07, 2018
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.Oct 07, 2018
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In early May for Children's Day, Tokyo Tower was festooned with colorful koinobori carp streamers.Oct 07, 2018
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Tokyo Tower has a number of evening illumination themes. This is the "Diamond Veil" illumination.Oct 07, 2018
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The tower is 333 meters high, with two observatories. The lower one, called the Main Deck, is 150 meters high. The higher one, the Top Deck, is 250 meters up.Oct 07, 2018
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Chic couple in Kyoto.Oct 07, 2018
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Sanmon Gate, Tofukuji's main gate. National Treasure.Oct 07, 2018
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Long line of people entering the temple. They were in for a treat and it was worth the trip. Happy autumn 2017!Oct 07, 2018
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge. That bridge in the distance is where you enter the temple.Oct 07, 2018
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge. That bridge in the distance is where you enter the temple.Oct 07, 2018
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Tsutenkyo Bridge. Oct 07, 2018
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The middle of the bridge has this little deck protruding outward.Oct 07, 2018
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Tofukuji Temple, KyotoOct 07, 2018
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On the bridge, this sign says "No photos" because they don't want people to stop and take photos and hold up the line going through the bridge. Obviously, no one paid attention to this. We all stopped and took photos.Oct 07, 2018
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge, Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto. More pretty views from the bridge. When the sun's out, the colors are spectacular. The colors really look like this, I didn't digitally enhance the colors.Oct 07, 2018
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Tsutenkyo (通天橋)Oct 07, 2018
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That's the bridge where everybody is going. Tsutenkyo (通天橋)Oct 07, 2018
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Tofukuji Temple, KyotoOct 07, 2018
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The trees are very well placed and very photogenic.Oct 07, 2018
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Longer line to get to Tsutenkyo Bridge. But we enjoyed the colors along the way. The line went along fast enough.Oct 07, 2018
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There was a line to get into the temple (¥400 admission).\\Oct 07, 2018
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This is the symbol of Tofukuji temple, a bridge named Tsutenkyo (通天橋) that goes across this mass of red Japanese maple trees. You see this photo in all the Kyoto travel brochures.Oct 07, 2018
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Long line to enter Tofukuji, but it progressed quickly enough.Oct 07, 2018
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Tofukuji is a Zen Buddhist temple famous for red maple leaves. Quite spectacular and photogenic landscapes. One of the five great Zen temples of Kyoto. Tofukuji temple is the easiest way to see autumn leaves in Kyoto. From Kyoto Station, it's only one train stop (JR Nara Line) away (get off at Tofukuji Station and walk 10 min.). But the trains get sardine-packed in the morning. Expect large crowds during late Nov.Oct 07, 2018
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