Daiitoku-ji Temple, located in the mountain of Ushitakiyama, Kishiwada City of Osaka is a famous for autumn color, beautiful waterfalls and silky smooth bath.
Ryoan-ji, located in the west of Kinkaku-ji is home to one of Japan’s most famous zen style rock garden. This simple rock garden is more complex than it seems.
Seiryo-ji, located in Arashiyama near Daikaku-ji is a temple known as the Saga-no-shaka-do. You can see attractive architecture and a unique statue of Buddha.
Shoryaku-ji, an ancient temple, located on the Bodaisen mountain in the southeast of Nara is called as the “Village of Brocade”, to offer an amazing scenery.
Kogen-ji, located in Tanba-city, Hyogo is known as the historical zen temple and “Tenmoku maple”. It’s one of the best spots of red maple leaves in the area.
Negoro-ji, an ancient temple, located in the sacred Katsuragi mountains in Wakayama is enhanced by the seasonal colors. You can explore a national trasure.
Keisoku-ji, located in Nagahama city, an old abandoned temple is known for its beautiful “red carpet” approach, created by the falling red maple leaves.
Eigen-ji, located along the gorge of the Echi-gawa river in Shiga is a beautiful spot for autumn foliage. 3,000 maple trees color the whole mountain in red.
A temple, located in the forested region of Minoo city, Osaka, filled with the daruma dolls is one of the best place for autumn color along with Minoo Park.
Konpuku-ji, located in northern Higashiyama of Kyoto is a quieter small temple, one of the most important historic site of Haiku, a Japanese style poetry.
Entoku-in, located in Southern Higashiyama of Kyoto, the most popular sightseeing area has delightful collection of art treasures and fine Japanese dry gardens.
Shisen-do Temple, located in northern Higashiyama of Kyoto, a less-traveled part of the city offers a tranquil experience with its dry landscape garden.
Honen-in temple, located near by the Philosopher’s path provides calm atmosphere with an amazing scenic approach with a moss-covered thatched gate.
A quiet and tranquil temple, located on Yoshida-yama hill in Northern Higashiyama, you can enjoy viewing nice cherry blossoms and autumn colors without crowds.
Hosen-in Temple, located in Ohara, is known for its blood-stained ceiling and peaceful and welcoming atmosphere with its stanning gardens and autumn colors.
A small temple in Higashiyama of Kyoto city, known for its beautiful autumn color, to offer a fine dry garden, brilliant architecture and superb decorations.
A hidden temple, located in the north part of Hyogo, near by Kinosaki-Onsen offers a breathtaking scenery with bright red Dodan-Tsutsuji Azalea in autumn.
A small and quiet temple, located outskirt of Kyoto city is probably the most photogenic temple in Kyoto with its heart-shaped window and ceiling paintings.
Tanzan Jinja, on the hillside, located in the Sakurai mountains in Nara is a shrine well-known for its brilliant autumn colors and bright red buildings.
An impressive temple with golden Buddhas, located in Wakayama is famous for its early bloom cherry blossoms, and the magnificent view of the Wakanoura Bay.
A small shrine with a unique black torii-gate has a great reputation for women. It will be an interesting stop along the Arashiyama bamboo grove walking path.
Saiho-ji Temple, commonly known as Koke-dera in the Arashiyama area offers a stunning Japanese garden. It’s hard to believe that moss can be a reason to visit.
Yoshino-Jingu, located on Mt. Yoshino, the highest sanctity, a tribute from one emperor to another, to offer a taste of Japanese history and a commanding view.
Zuishin-in Temple, located in Yamashina, Kyoto is connected to the famous beauty and poet Ono no Komachi. The temple is also famous for its plum garden.
Kaju-ji Temple, located in Yamashina, is famous for its garden, to offer a peaceful getaway for those looking for a quiet retreat and the beauties of nature.
Mikane Jinja Shrine, a deity of gold in Kyoto attracts people wishing for economic fortune, located near Nijo Castle. A shining golden trii gate welcomes you.
Yoshimine-dera is a hidden mountain side temple with various flowers located in Kyoto’s western mountains. Visitors can enjoy cherry blossom, hydrangeas and autumn color.
Ishikiri-Tsurugiya Shrine, well known as Ishikiri-san in Osaka is a very popular shrine since ancient times as the home of a deity who cures tumors and boils.
Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine, located in south Wakayama, is a part of a large religious complex site with Seiganto-ji Temple and Nachi-no-taki waterfalls.
Hayatama Taisha Shrine, with a 800 year old conifer tree and a sacred rock, located in Shingu City on the southeast of Wakayama, is home of nature worships.