30 November 2013
It’s my forth time in Kyoto since 2010.
Absolutely this period, I visit Kyoto for Autumn color and crowded everywhere here during the weekend.
After arrived Kyoto station by Shinkansen, directly move to Kinkakuji Temple where Golden Pavilion located there and it should be the special day for me because it’s a blue sky day :)
I have plan to visit Kiyomizu-dera during evening time to see the light up so in the afternoon, I still have a few hours. The destination is a strange place for others where is Itsukushima shrine near by Kyoto Imperial Palace. Not crowded here in such a big garden, It’s a nice rest before evening come.
Then I arrive Kiyomizu-dera where is another very crowded place as always.I immerse in temple with Autumn color view here in the whole evening time till the light up come. I can realize that just seeing the photo in internet is totally different than my real experience. Nothing less but you will get more from traveling.
The next day starting from Tenryuji temple in Arashiyama area. Big beautiful area in west of Kyoto always attracts everyone who visit here in every season. This is one of the must place in Japan I can say :)
I have not much time here because I have a big plan in the evening before Shinkansen back to Tokyo as well which is going to the top of Mt.Inari. Then I can just walk passing Tenryuji temple through Bamboo Groves and end there at Togetsukyo Bridge.
After lunch, heading cross from west to east of Kyoto, Tofukuji temple is the destination before last place in Inari. This very large Zen temple is also one of the best place for autumn color. Momiji is everywhere in the temple and the best view is from Tsutenkyo Bridge inside.
Finally time to challenge Fushimi-Inari come. I arrive here around 3PM and start walking to the top of Mt.Inari. Everytime I visit Kyoto, I have to come here in Inari where is my most favorite place in Kyoto. Until now, I still can’t find the answer why I love this place so much. Thousands of torii gates I walk pass just make me fall in love every time.
Almost 5PM I reach to the top, it’s time to go back to Tokyo for the working day coming. And now … I’m waiting for my fifth :D