Autumn has come fully. In a few weeks, people will start traveling to the most scenic parks, temples and nature in Japan attractions when they turn scarlet and gold.
Reikanji Temple in Kyoto will be popular destination for Koyo (Colors of Fall) this year. The temple will open its doors to the general public for a short period from November 19 to December 4 for people to admire the magnificent autumn leaves in the garden.
Emperor Go-Mizunoo’s daughter Tari-no-Miya founded Reikanji in 1654. Its chief priests were the successors of the imperial princesses. It is also called the “Palace of the Valley” and still enjoys a great reputation and refined appearance.
After admiring the stunning autumn landscapeyou can follow a guided tour that takes you to the Shoin (lounge), which has been moved from the former Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Inside, you’ll find a beautiful fusuma sliding door that was painted by former students of the Kano school, one of the most famous school Japanese art. The four seasons are emphasized, as well as floral and bird themes.
It is also possible to enter the main hall of Hondo, where Tokugawa Ienari, the Eleventh Shogun is staying Tokugawa shogunate, financed for. However, you are not allowed to enter the building.
Reikanji Temple (12 Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto) is officially open from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM from November 19 to December 4. Admission is 800 yen for adults and 400 yen for elementary school children.
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