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Tahoto Pagoda and Gekkoden Hall at Gokokuji temple in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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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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Sutra Repository 経堂
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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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Eigenji Temple
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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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Little Shinto shrine and red maples.
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I had a great autumn photo shoot this day at Tokugen-in.
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In Sept. 2018, this front wall of Tokugen-in temple collapsed due to a strong typhoon.
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Momiji
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Looks like the trees are on fire. Rikugien Garden, Tokyo
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Entrance
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Tall bamboo illuminated. Very subtle colors against the black sky.
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Chrysanthemum display
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Pine trees and autumn leaves lit up at Rikugien Garden.
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Japanese pine tree in fantastic shapes.
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Weeping cherry tree in fall.
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Admission to Sorinji temple and Ryushintei garden is 300 yen.
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Ryushintei Garden is Yamaguchi Prefecture's oldest Japanese garden. A mountain ridge and pond are used as part of the garden. Only two Japanese gardens in Japan are like this.
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Ryushintei Garden at Sorinji temple, Ube, Yamaguchi. It is designated as a National Scenic Garden. In fall, there are maple leaves, and in spring, azalea.
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Ryushintei Garden at Sorinji temple, Ube, Yamaguchi. Late Nov. is the best time to see the fall leaves.
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It seems we can view the garden only from the temple balcony without actually walking through the garden.
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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.
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Long line to enter Tofukuji, but it progressed quickly enough.
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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.
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There was a line to get into the temple (¥400 admission).\\
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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.
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The trees are very well placed and very photogenic.
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Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto
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That's the bridge where everybody is going. Tsutenkyo (通天橋)
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Tsutenkyo (通天橋)
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Tsutenkyo Bridge.
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge.
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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.
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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.
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Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto
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The middle of the bridge has this little deck protruding outward.
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge. That bridge in the distance is where you enter the temple.
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View from Tsutenkyo Bridge. That bridge in the distance is where you enter the temple.
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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!
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Sanmon Gate, Tofukuji's main gate. National Treasure.
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Autmun maple leaves on Mt. Tsukuba-san.
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Zensui natural spring water. Donate small change to get a bottle to fill up with this healing water.
   
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