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15 must-see spots when you come to Japan

The best scenery of autumn tints in Kyoto Vol.1

In autumn, the whole city of Kyoto is beautifully colored by red and yellow leaves. Here we collected Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples renowned as best spots of autumn tints in Kyoto. It is highly recommended to visit these sites when you come to Japan in fall. >>Check out "The Best Scenery of Autumn Tints in Kyoto Vol.2"





Daigo-ji Temple  

One of the Greatest Magnificent Views Only in Red
Kondo(the main hall), Goju-no-to(5 stories of pagoda) and other buildings will be lit up at Daigo-ji temple known for the tunnel of maple trees. Red leaves look best around the garden with pond and vermillion-lacquered Bentendo Hall.

Published on 14.11.05

Daigo-ji Temple

World Heritage with gorgeous cherry blossoms loved by Hideyoshi Toyotomi

The history of this temple, one of Kyoto’s World Heritage Sites, dates back to 874.  One of the important disciples of the Buddhist priest, Kukai, opened a small hut on the top of Mount Daigo.  The entire mountain is regarded as the temple precinct and is divided into two areas: Kami Daigo on the upper side and Shimo Daigo on the lower side where more than 80 sub-temples stand.  The symbolic five-story pagoda was constructed to commemorate the spirit of Emperor Daigo.  One of the temples in this huge precinct is Sanpo-in, which consists of several temple buildings that include National Treasures and Important Cultural Heritages.  Their stroll-style garden with a large pond, designated as a place of Special National Scenic Beauty, exhibits beautiful scenes in every season.

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Published on 14.11.05