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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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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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The other side of the bridge is a trail to a nearby village.
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Railing broken by snow.
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Tree keeled over.
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Bell tower 鐘楼(付梵鐘)
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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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Romon Gate at night in fall.
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Kiyotaki Tokugen-in is noted for fall leaves during Nov.
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Red maple leaves
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Entrance to Kiyotaki Tokugen-in temple.
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Hondo main hall. Usually closed so we cannot see inside. 清滝 徳源院
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Three-story pagoda
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Kiyotaki Tokugen-in temple's three-story pagoda in Maibara, Shiga.
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Kiyotaki Tokugen-in
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About the three-story pagoda
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Famous cherry tree (in fall)
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Entrance to Kyogoku graves. 京極
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Kyogoku clan graves. Grave of Kyogoku Takatsugi is on the left.
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Grave of Kyogoku Takatsugi, husband of Hatsu, one of the Azai sisters.
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Graves of the Tadotsu Clan (多度津藩), a branch of the Kyogoku who ruled in Marugame. From left to right, Kyogoku Takateru (高琢), Takakata (高賢), Takabumi (高文), Takayoshi (高慶), and Takamichi (高通).
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Kyogoku clan graves
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The first Kyogoku grave, that of Ujinobu, the founder of the Kyogoku Clan.
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The first Kyogoku grave, that of Ujinobu, the founder of the Kyogoku Clan.
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Temple wall
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Path to Kannon statues on a slope next to the temple.
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Adjacent to Tokugen-in temple is Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine with stone lanterns.
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Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine
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Gingko leaves
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Bridge to Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine
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Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine 清滝神社
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Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine
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View from Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine
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Kiyotaki
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Located in Higashi-Omi and established by Shotoku Taishi in 609, Hyakusaiji temple is Shiga Prefecture's oldest temple and one of Japan's oldest. It belongs to the Tendai Buddhist Sect. MapNational Historic Site
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The two main areas are the hillside garden and the main worship hall. Most people visit the garden before climbing up the stone steps to the main worship hall. This is the long route to the temple. The tour buses go up to a closer gate.
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The hillside garden gives a good view of Lake Biwa. The main temple hall worships an 11-faced Kannon statue carved by Shotoku Taishi. Admission 500 yen.
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Autumn leaves. In its heyday, Hyakusaiji was home to 1,300 priests, before the temple was burned by Oda Nobunaga.
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Entrance for tour bus passengers and car owners. This is the short-cut way to the temple.
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Hyakusaiji temple Garden
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Hillside garden
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You can hike up the hillside garden.
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View from top. Hazy weather made it difficult to see the scenery.
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Landmarks seen from hilltop (on clear days)
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Hyakusaiji temple
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Steps to main temple
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Niomon Gate
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