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Located in Higashi-Omi and established in 1361, Eigenji is a temple of the Zen Rinzai Buddhist Sect (Eigenji School) and well-known for fall colors with 3,000 maple trees. Touristy entrance to Eigenji. Map
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At 271 meters high, Mt.Hachiman-yama was the site of Hachiman Castle built by Toyotomi Hidetsugu in 1585. Now home to Zuiryuji temple of the Nichiren Sect, some of the castle's stone walls still remain. MAP
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Although not part of the Koto Sanzan Temple Trio (all Tendai Buddhist temples), most visitors also visit Eigenji together with the Koto Sanzan temples. Accessible by bus taking 30-40 min. from Yokaichi Station on the Omi Railway Line or from Hyakusaiji. 4 comments
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Hachiman-yama ropeway stationA short walk from Hachiman-bori canal.
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The temple is built along the Echi River. Admission 500 yen. For the elderly, these many, but not impossible, steps might be difficult. At least we can soon enjoy the fall colors in Nov.
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Hachiman-yama ropeway takes only 4 min. to go up
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Magistrate's living quarters 居宅(嵐山の間)
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Tahoto Pagoda and Gekkoden Hall at Gokokuji temple in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Side of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Rear of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Going down the main drag (Chuo-dori) of Akihabara.
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Large and small electronics shops line the main drag on both sides.
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In autumn, we see fall leaves, a most appropriate sight in Akihabara because "Akihabara" means "Autumn leaves field."
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Entrance Gate. This is where you pay admission. 総門
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Another grand grave
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Cemetary behind the temple
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More fall leaves in Akihabara
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On Sundays, the main drag is closed off to vehicular traffic, allowing us pedestrians to walk on the road.
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Gingko tree in fall
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Autumn foilage greets you in Nov.
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Hachiman-yama map
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Bell tower 鐘楼(付梵鐘)
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San-mon Gate. Built in 1802. 三門
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San-mon Gate
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Onegai Jizo-do Hall おねがい地蔵堂
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Eigenji Hondo temple hall. Built in 1765.
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Inside Hondo temple hall, Eigenji
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View from Nishinomaru 西の丸跡
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Inside Hondo temple hall
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View from Nishinomaru
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Inside Hondo temple hall
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View from Nishinomaru
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Bell tower and offertory box. In front of the temple hall. 鐘楼
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View of Lake Biwa from Nishinomaru on Mt. Hachimanyama in Omi-Hachiman.
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Bell tower 鐘楼
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Nishinomaru
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Nishinomaru
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Kitanomaru 北の丸跡
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Sutra Repository 経堂
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View from Kitanomaru
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Sutra Repository 経堂
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View from Kitanomaru
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View from Kitanomaru
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View from Kitanomaru
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Nishi-no-ko Lake as seen from Kitanomaru atop Mt. Hachiman-yama.
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Steps to temple
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Eigenji Dam
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Hachiman-yama Castle wall
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Echibashi Bridge over Echi River. Nice views of the river can be had from this bridge.
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Site of Hachiman-yama Castle in Omi-Hachiman.
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Echigawa River empties into Lake Biwa.
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Castle wall
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Visit a Koto Sanzan Temple at Hyakusaiji.
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San-mon Gate 山門
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Zuiryuji Temple of Nichiren Sect in the Honmaru 村雲御所瑞龍寺
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Inside temple
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Lookout in front of temple
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View from temple grounds
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View of Omi-Hachiman city center from Mt. Hachiman-yama.
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Lookout in front of temple
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Inari-do Shrine 稲荷堂
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Castle wall and fall colors
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Gift shop
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Hachiman-yama map
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Torii at a Buddhist temple
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Ishiyama-dera is also noted for autumn leaves.
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Lots of autumn colors in Ishiyama-dera.
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Eikando is a Jodo-shu Buddhist temple famous for autumn foliage, especially red maples. One of Kyoto's most photogenic spots for fall leaves.
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When you first enter Eikando temple in Kyoto, this is what you see. A hint of more to come.
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This path of maples would be redder a several days earlier. Path to Miei-do Hall.
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Everywhere you look in Eikando is so utterly photogenic, or should I say paint-genic since they didn’t have cameras when the temple was built. Everywhere looks like a scene from a classic Japanese painting.
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Even the shape and placement of the trees are so artistic.
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Eikando temple, Kyoto
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Whoever landscaped or designed the temple grounds was an artistic genius.
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Main entrance to the temple.
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Courtyard garden
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Courtyard garden seen from the Shaka-do Hall.
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Courtyard garden seen from the Shaka-do Hall.
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Roof of the Mieei-do Hall.We were not allowed to photograph inside the temple buildings.
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Amida-do Hall
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Amida-do Hall
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Temple bell
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Yasuragi Kannon at Eikando
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Yasuragi Kannon statue at the bottom of the steps of Amida-do Hall.
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Miei-do Hall (Daiden)
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Miei-do Hall (Daiden)
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Hojo-ike Pond. Notice the two-story pagoda (Tahoto) in the distance.
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Hojo-ike Pond. The two-story pagoda (Tahoto) in the distance.
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The two-story pagoda (Tahoto) is a short climb up the stairs. Worth the view.
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View from the two-story pagoda on the hillside. This would be a sea of red during the peak period. I have to come back here.
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View from the two-story Tahoto pagoda on the hillside at Eikando.
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Bridge to Benten-shima on Hojo-ike Pond.
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Bridge to Benten-shima on Hojo-ike Pond.
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Miei-do Hall in the distance.
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Gasen-do Hall
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Gasen-do Hall
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Eikando
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Bridge to Benten-shima on Hojo-ike Pond.
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Bridge to Benten-shima on Hojo-ike Pond.
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Eikando
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JPN Cafe
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They also had a rest area where they served tea and sweets amid the foliage. Brisk business.
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Eikando
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Eikando
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Eikando, Kyoto
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I was a few days too late to see the peak. Will return again in autumn.
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Genkyuen entrance gate at night in autumn.
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From mid-Nov. to early Dec., the garden is beautifully lit up at night until 9 pm. Note that although the castle tower is also lit up, you cannot enter the castle grounds after 5 pm.
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Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en fall colors
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Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en Garden in fall
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Gingko tree and pine tree in autumn
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Gingko tree in autumn
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Gingko tree and pine tree in autumn
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English explanation for yuki-zuri which are those strings propping up the pine tree branches as a countermeasure against snow.
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Torii at night in autumn. Hiyoshi literally means "Good Day" or "Fortunate Day." People pray here to have a good day. Having a good day every day leads to a good life. Taisha means "grand shrine."
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Omiya Bridge at night in autumn when they light up the leaves.
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Torii and gate at night
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Path to shrine
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Hyozu Taisha Shrine at night
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Hyozu Taisha Shrine's Japanese garden at night in fall. It's really beautiful. Like someone painted colorful autumn leaves on a black canvas.
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Mini concert at night. They had a few solo musicians playing romantic night songs like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Very nice.
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