One-day Trip for Autumn Leaves (Momiji)

Recommended route for visiting best sakura spots in Kyoto in a day (by walk)

  • The Philosopher’s Path (for sakura)
  • Eikan-do Zenrin-ji (also have light up)
  • Nanzen-ji Temple (light up, on some spots)
  • Keage Incline (for sakura)
  • Shoren-in Temple (light up)
  • Chion-in Temple (light up, one best place)
  • Maruyama Park (for sakura)
  • Kodaiji Temple
  • Kiyomizu (usually not have enough time)

It is recommend to visit first two places during the day and reach Shoren-in Temple around 6PM when light up start.
Alternatively, you may travel in an opposite order to see light up at Eikan-do Zenrin-ji at night

From Eikan-do Nanzen-ji Temple

Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple can be accessed by bus. In front of this temple, there was a a small takoyaki shop.

Nanzen-ji Temple

Nanzen-ji, or Zuiryusan Nanzen-ji, formerly Zenrin-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Emperor Kameyama established it in 1291 on the site of his previous detached palace. It is also the headquarters of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Zen. Wikipedia

Gallery (the last image is Keage Incline)

Shoren-in Temple

A Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Wikipedia

Light up on the garden



Chion-in in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan is the headquarters of the Jōdo-shū founded by Hōnen, who proclaimed that sentient beings are reborn in Amida Buddha’s Western Paradise by reciting the nembutsu, Amida Buddha’s name. Wikipedia


Kodaiji Temple

Songdo Beach is a man-made beach in Busan, South Korea. It was created in 1913. The name “Songdo” was given due to the thick pine forest covering the island. Songdo Beach was the first beach in Korea, and was developed by the Songdo Amusement Co., Ltd. Wikipedia




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