It's rare to find historical sites in Japan that haven't been reconstructed several times, much less ones that were built in 1160. Nestled away in a quiet suburban area of Fukushima's Iwaki City is Shiramizu Amida Temple, a simple wooden hall surrounded by carefully designed gardens and ponds. Beautiful in every season, the temple really shines in late autumn.
Japanese look forward to the changing colors of autumn leaves with arguably the same admiration as they do cherry blossom each year with each region presenting its own festivals and event celebrating season. Musashi Kyūryō National Government Park, more commonly referred to as Shinrin Kōen, in Saitama prefecture is one of those, presenting a breathtaking night illumination and story of the forest.
Gifu Prefecture in the Chubu region of Japan is a fantastic place to enjoy the beautiful autumn colours in fall. Gifu is lucky to be surrounded by mountains, which means it has a wealth of destinations that are famous for their beautiful autumn foliage.
Now that autumn is finally here in Japan I find myself planning what places I’d like to visit to see the beautiful autumn leaves. One of my favourites that I keep visiting every year is the picturesque town of Gujo Hachiman in Central Japan.
This fall season when you see the exotic nature of Japan, be sure to check out Murō Temple in Murō Village, Nara prefecture with an ancient temple that carries its town’s namesake and lots of excellent foliage all around it.
Autumn is the season of colours all around us. The red, orange and yellow colours of various trees and plants provide a feast everyone’s eye. Every mountain, valley and the pathways of Japan will be adorned with beautiful colours by the nature.
While most visitors to Kyoto in the autumn months will undoubtedly seek out the larger temples for fall foliage viewing, travelers shouldn’t overlook the fact that some of the smaller areas often do it best.
"Genkyuen Garden" located on the grounds of the Hikone Castle was historically home to the feudal lords.