A few days ago, after a busy morning of errands, my husband suggested we drive to Yoshimine Temple to enjoy the fall colours. I jumped at the chance! The temple grounds cover a large area on the hills to the east of Kyoto and provide fantastic views of the Kyoto basin. Whenever we visit there is always something to enjoy: cherry blossoms in the spring, hydrangea in the early summer, and maple trees in the fall. This year, as usual, the fall colours were spectacular and we enjoyed a leisurely afternoon strolling through the temples grounds. Ah, fall in Japan, you put on quite a show!
This one of my two favorite trees at Yoshimine Temple. Behind it is the entrance gate to the temple grounds. (Actually, I took this standing in the parking lot.) By the way, if you scroll down the menu on the right to "Yoshimine Temple", you can see 2 more photographs of fall that I took at this location.
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This was also taken at Yoshimine Temple and gives an idea of the view from the temple grounds. In the distance you can see southern Kyoto.
Today we spent the afternoon meandering through the grounds of Yoshimine Temple on the outskirts of Kyoto, marveling at the vibrant fall colours. This temple isn't on any "autumn foliage viewing" list that I know of so, although it was quite busy, thankfully there were no crowds and we could enjoy the grounds at our leisure. The fall foliage and the views of Kyoto were spectacular! Ah, such a glorious day!!
(No, I did not manipulate the colours in the image below, or use a filter. No, it was just that kind of a day today - a day of blue skies, beautiful light, and the most amazing fall colours.)
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