As we are preparing ourselves for the busy autumn season at hachi, we at Guest House hachi came up with a top spots for our guests to see the wonderful maple trees turning red in Kyoto.
Popular spots for autumn foliage such as Kiyomizu-dera, Tenryu-ji, Kodai-ji and several other temples are well known and therefore very crowded.
Here is a list spots for autumn foliage that are either not well known (yet) or more difficult to reach which make them less crowded for your perfect autumn experience in Kyoto.
Daigo-ji is a more popular spot in our list but the foliage of the maple trees at the beautiful pond of the temple ground can’t be missed in autumn.
If you are on the hunt for the perfect instagram picture Jisso-in is your spot. The view of the maple trees through the round window frame will get you instant likes!
Since Jojakko-ji Temple is located in the very famous Arashiyama area in autumn this temple can get crowded. Still, the temple’s pagoda and the colors are a great spot to enjoy autumn in Kyoto.
The famous temple of maples is located in Nagaokakyo city which is just about 10 minutes away from Kyoto Station. Komyo-ji has some over 100 years old maple trees and due to its location not much known by tourists who visit Kyoto.
Another lesser known temple in Kyoto is located 20 minutes away from Yamashina Station. The tunnel of momiji is a top viewing spot.