In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

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Nov 26, 2019

Maple Raiders - Kyoto Kiyomizu Temple is one of the most ancient and famous temples in Japan. It is listed as one of the three big scenic spots in Kyoto along with Kinkakuji Temple and Nijo Castle. In the autumn, as far as the eye can see, thousands of maple trees fill with flowers. The flowery autumn scene is the best place to enjoy the maples!

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In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

There is a hanging Qingshui stage in front of the main hall of the Kiyomizu Temple. It is a national treasure-ranked a cultural relic of Japan. Every year during the season of red leaves, Kiyomizu Temple will provide a "Special Nighttime Worship" event for visitors to amuse themselves while watching the maples at night. If we return back to the Qingshui stage from the mysterious courtyard, the lights are reflected in the forest, the floating cinnabar and green jade colors are incomparably gorgeous, just like being in the Daoist immortals’ residence. If you only have one night to watch the maples at night, go to Kiyomizu Temple!

Pass through the main hall of Kiyomizu Temple and follow the passageway to Otowa Mountain. From this high elevation, you can appreciate the green trees and red maples crowded in the, with the red pagoda hiding in the forest. It is gorgeous and magnificent, full of artistic conception!

Outside of the Kiyomizu Temple the whole area is covered with ramps, it has Kyoto-atmosphere a lot. From this high altitude the irregular bluestone roads are winding and snaking. Shimizu-ku, Sanneizaka and Nineizaka are arranged in order. The Ninenzaka Road, the Hanamikoji Road and the Ishibe-koji Allee are criss-crossed.

Taking advantage of the romantic autumn maples, you can walk hand in hand with your beloved on the bluestone roads, and watch the old houses row upon row on both sides. This will be the most warm and romantic time in Kyoto.

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

Arashiyama has the most charming red autumnal leaves in Kyoto. You can see the red leaves when you cross the Togetsu-kyo Bridge. In November a red autumnal leaf ceremony is held in Arashiyama. The many cruise ships are like festival cars on a parade, going down straight on the river. It carries the unique characteristics of Japanese culture. In addition, sitting on the Sagano Scenic Railway to chase maples is also very characteristic. The Sagano Scenic Railway (recommended route: Sagano-Kameoka Station - Sagano) driving dates: from March 1 to December 29 (because of the winter maintenance in January, February). During this period, the small train stops.) Rest of the day: Wednesday. During spring break, golden week, summer vacation and during the red autumnal leaves, there are many tourists. (Cost reference: the one-way ticket for small train: 620 yen/person) Furthermore,

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

many ancient Buddhist temples and shrines were concentrated in the Arashiyama area. The Tenryu-ji Temple is a historical site and part of the world heritage. Between the Nonomiya Shrine and Okawachicho there is a famous bamboo forest alley. There are also many old food and beverage shops, fruit shops and adorable groceries in the Arashiyama area. You can rent kimonos and rickshaws as well. This is a good place to slow your rhythm down.

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

Hogon-in is one of the temples of the Tenryu-ji Temple. It is known as the most beautiful courtyard in the red autumnal leaf-season of Kyoto. The scenery of moss in contrast with the red leaves can amaze people.

The red leaves under the illuminating lights of the night are also a scene that we must see, it’s steeped with romance. Next to the Hogon-in Courtyard is the World Heritage Tenryu-ji Temple. It is also an excellent place to see the red leaves of the Tenryu-ji Mountain. The patinated colors are accompanied by burning red autumnal leaves, just like a scroll painting of a bright autumn!

One of the well-known scenic spots to visit in Kyoto is Fushimi Inari Taisha. It is a national shrine for 40,000 families. Inari is erected inside the shrine, and the long hallway with thousands of cinnabar torii gates extends to the top of the mountain. It is also known as the "Shenpond Torii" and won the No.1 rank as the "most welcomed scenic spots of Japan".

Thousands of birds lived there and went down from mountain. Along the sides of the road, the deep and shallow red maples are joined together. They mutually reflect with the cinnabar bird houses and the shrine temple - each of them offers a different kind of scenery.

Maple Raiders - Nara In late October, in Nara the red autumnal leaves begin to change color all at once. At the beginning of November, they reach their peak of changing color. In mid-November, we can see the red autumnal leaves. There are 12 main scenic spots in Nara: Nara Park, Shigishan, Chōgosonshi-ji, Takatori Castle, Tatsuta Park, Tanzan-Jinja Shrine, Chogakuji Temple, Torimiyama Park, Hasedera Temple, Muro-ji Temple, Yoshinoyama (Thousands of books), Yoshinoyama Mountain (the next thousand), and Yoshinoyama Mountain (the middle thousand).

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

In the autumn, the Nara Park is full of maple leaves, accompanied by wandering deer; it is just like walking in a movie scene, or like a painting that warms your heart. The small deer are either silently eating on the grass, or noisily playing with each other, or coming near to you with a bended head, it is really charming. There are a lot of stalls selling deer cakes, each of them is JP 150 yen, you may feed the deer with it.

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

Whenever the autumn is coming, the red leaves of Sanzen-in Temple become even more popular - the ancient cedar trees at the back courtyard of the ancient temple reach high to the sky, the maple trees are dark red, the ground is covered by thick moss and decorated by the red and yellow fallen leaves, and the whole body is turned upwards. All are full of poetry and Zen, which makes you feel the infinite joy of nature! The red autumnal leaves in Sanzen-in Temple makes a wonderful scenery, but it is the second famous thing in Japan!

The main statue of the temple is a wooden Amitabha statue with the gods on both sides. They are significant national cultural icons. (Tickets: JP 700 Yen for adults, JP 400 Yen for middle school and college students and JP 150 Yen for primary school students).

Sakura Raiders - Kyoto

If you are a Sakura fan, then you must go to Kyoto during the Sakura blossom season. The dark brown simple and unadorned temple, the cinnabar red tranquil shrine, and a small train that slowly travels around the ancient houses...

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

All the scenery is surrounded by sakura trees, which makes an even more gentle and romantic atmosphere. It gives you an absolutely unforgettable view. Once you arrive in Kyoto, you must change your wear to a refined and elegant kimono, and come to these places to experience the local customs of the ancient capital of sakura!

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

Nijo Castle was built in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu. It’s an emblematic symbol of power in the Tokugawa shogunate. It preserves the paintings and carvings characterizing architectural features of the Momoyama era in Japan and is one of Kyoto's world cultural heritages. It is also Kyoto's best sakura viewing spot, and you can see the so-called "Sakura King".

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

The entire Nijo Castle is surrounded by stone walls and moats. It is divided into the area of ​​the Maruyama Imperial Palace, the Ninomaru Royal Palace, and the flower garden around the two royal palaces. If you walk on the nightingale floor of Maruyama Temple, it will make a nightingale sound, designed to prevent assassins from invading at nighttime.

Sakura Raiders - Nara The biggest charm of Nara's sakura blossoms rely on the wide sky and broad earth. There are no rushing tourists to disturb the mood bestowed by the flowers. As a part of the World Heritage and the creative concept of the far-reaching scene, the sakura tunnel is part of the local life fusing together spring and happiness.

In Nara, The Old Capital of Japan, You Can Experience The True Japan and Appreciate The Cherry Blossoming As Well As The Maples!

Mount Yoshino is a place where Buddhism and Taoism are mixed among the Japanese mountain beliefs. In Kasuga there are more than 30,000 gorgeous mountain sakura blossoms here, and the scenery of the mountains with the ancient temple and the sakuras from the top of the mountain is a stunning view. "One eye, one thousand cherries” means that one thousand flowers of sakura blossoms can be seen at a time. These words are used to describe the scenery of Yoshino.

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