The best time to see the autumn leaves in Kyoto is
from early November to early December.
If you want to enjoy the autumn leaves in many places,
it is better to visit Kyoto in late November.
The autumn colors tend to change faster at higher elevations,
such as on top of the mountains, and the timing of the fall foliage differs depending on the type of tree,
so it is recommended to plan your schedule based on the blogs of the temples you visit.
～Recommended Autumn Foliage Spot Shimogamo Area～
■Shimogamo Shrine 下鴨神社
In autumn, you can stroll through the ancient forest of virgin forest
in front of the shrine and admire the changing colors of the trees.
Early December 2020 to late December 2020
No nighttime viewing
Address: 59 Shimogamo Izumikawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Opening hours: 6:30-17:00 (10:00-16:00 for the Treasure Hall)
■Philosophical path 哲学の道
The cherry blossoms in spring are famous, but the red leaves in autumn are also beautiful,
and the crimson maple trees along the canal are brilliant to the eye!
Address: Philosopher’s Path, West Teranomae Town, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Opening hours: 24 hours
■Enko-ji Temple 圓光寺
You can see the autumn colors of all the mountains from the observation deck
at the back of the mountain.
Early November 2020 to early December 2020
No nighttime viewing
Address: 13 Ichinjoji Kotani-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Opening hours: Regular 9:00 – 17:00; Special visit (November 15 – December 10) 8:00 – 17:00
※You must make a reservation for the special viewing period.
8NEST Hyakumanben is also in the Shimogamo area ＾＾
The nearest station is Demachiyanagi Station, adjacent to Kyoto University,
and convenient to convenience stores, supermarkets, and drugstores!
There is a café on the first floor of the same building,
open from 11am-10pm, seven days a week.
There are 9 completely private rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors,
each room is equipped with a refrigerator and a laundry dryer.
There are 2 shower rooms and 2 toilets.
The caretaker is a woman, so even those who are new to the share house will be supported
to move in with peace of mind.
Please feel free to consult with us＾＾
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