The problem of autumn leaves in Kyoto is that access is difficult. First, when you get off at Kyoto Station, there are lines, lines, lines at the bus stop. Even if I managed to get on the bus, there was a traffic jam as soon as I departed. It's an hour late. Everywhere is full on the day you rent a car. And expensive. Thankfully, there is a parking lot, and it's free of charge. In addition, it will appear in the JR East campaign "Yes, Kyoto, let's go". Furthermore, there are many fans of Kyoto people, and there are also ridiculously grateful autumn leaves spots. That is Saga's "Giouji".
The road to Giouji is a residential area on the way, so The road is quite narrow, so please do your best. And on the way, there is a paid parking lot on the way. Parking lots around here are also popular. If, in addition to Giouji Temple, Jojakkoji Temple, Enrian Temple, Hogon-in Temple, etc. If you plan to visit Saga's famous spots for autumn colors, don't hesitate to stop if it's available. I'm lucky if it's free. I came by car, but I can't stop! How often. By the way, Giouji Temple. Enter the path labeled Giouji and go uphill a little.
Parking space is about 6 cars. The temple opens at 9 am. When I went, I waited for about 10 people before 9 o'clock. One parking lot was vacant! But, of course, there is some luck, so You should arrive around 8:30. I'm not sure if it's still certain, though.
The attraction of the autumn leaves at this temple is, after all, the fallen leaves. The bright red autumn leaves that cover the green moss. Yes, the carpet of autumn leaves. The autumn leaves that look up are good, but the autumn leaves that look down are also fashionable. Therefore, the best time is late November or early December. Oh no, I missed the autumn leaves! What a perfect person. By the way, this photo is November 23, 2015. 2015 is the year when the color of the autumn leaves was said to be not good, so When you go, you will see more beautiful autumn leaves.
Giouji entrance. I like the feeling of being very hungry.
The autumn leaves in the morning sun welcome you. I'm glad I got up early.
The Kyoto-style garden is nice, but this kind of rugged garden is also Kyoto-like.
sn't it a mystery? It's a nice atmosphere. Giouji Temple 32 Sagatoriimoto Kosaka-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 075-861-3574 Admission fee: 300 yen for adults, 100 yen for children (elementary, middle and high school) Visiting hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (reception closes at 4:30 pm)32, Kosaka-cho, Sagatoriimoto, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto