For a guide of nice Argentina girls, I've picked up Takao Area in the northern part of Kyoto to catch the first Autumn air! It's said that Kyoto's Autumn Colors will be begining from Takao area.
Because of the abnormal heat in this summer, I've worried about a little what would happen to this year's Autumn Colors, but no worries needed, we're welcomed by a gorgeous burning colors.
Here is the Guide Review Album of 13th of Nov.
Because Takao is in the northwest, we've started the tour from Ryoanji temple at first, the temple is open from 8:00am, so I recommend you to visit Ryoanji in the early morning, so you can enjoy more relaxing and spiritual way of viewing. You can take JR Bus from Kyoto station.
Japanese Maple (Momiji) is very tiny, so we can enjoy more detail gradation of colors than western Autumn Colors.
After refleshed spiritually in the great rock garden, we've taken the JR Bus just in front of Ryoanji temple.
In this best maple season, the bus was completely packed with the passengers like the train of rush hour, seemed no space at all to allow us to get in, but we're squeezed ourselves into the edge of the rear side of the bus. Thank you, the door was anyhow closed successfully!!
Now let's move onto the Takao tour into the world of burning color!
As the bus was going toward the north, getting up into the mountain, I found that we were in the middle of the red maple tunnel! Yes, such gorgeous red and yellow variation made us really excite even out of the window of the bus!
Right after you get off at the bus stop in Takao, you will be starting to walk down into the little valley, after crossing the beautiful red bridge, a series of slopes with a lot of steps is welcoming you!
On the top of the small mountain, after a good exercising of taking stone stairs, the famous Jingo-ji temple was solemnly looking down at us. These Jingoji, Saimyoji and Kouzanji temples have a long history which have dated back to ancient Heian period.
to be continued...
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