Seven recommended spots where autumn leaves will be lit up at nighttime【Kyoto/Kobe/Nara】

26.October.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

For those of you who are planning to visit the Kansai area this autumn, here are some recommended autumn color spots. Many of these spots will be lit up at night after November so why not visit some temples at nighttime. In this article, I will introduce to you some recommended autumn color spots.

 

 

Kyoto Kiyomizu Temple

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Kiyomizu Temple in Otowa Mountain holds a viewing event (three times per year – spring, summer and autumn).  They will hold a viewing event at nighttime from the 11th of November (Sat.) to the 3rd of December (Sun.). You can enjoy the wonderful autumn view where thousands of maple leaves are lit up along with the temple. Jojuin which usually cannot be seen is open for viewing during this season. The quiet night view of Jojuin’s garden (the garden is known as one of the best gardens in Kyoto) which is also called “the moon garden” is a must-see.

 

■Information

Kiyomizu Temple / Akino Yoru no Tokubetsu Haikan

Address: 294m 1st street, Kiyomizu, Higashiyamaku, Kyoto

Date: 2017,11,11 (Sat) to 12,03 (Sun.)

Time: 17:30 to 21:00

Fee: Adult (older than high school) 400 yen, elementary/junior high school 200 yen, Younger than elementary school – free

Access: http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/access.php

URL:http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/

 

 

 

Kyoto Ruri Kouin

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Ruri Koin will hold a special viewing event at nighttime. The light up event called “Momiji (maple tree) komichi” (third time to be held) will be held at the same time as the viewing event is held. The light up event will be held at “Cable Hiei Station” where the city of Kyoto can be viewed. I am sure that you will be able to enjoy the autumn colors as you catch a fresh, cold breeze, something you cannot feel in the big cities.

 

■Information

Ruri Koin / special viewing event at nighttime

Address: 55, Higashiyamacho, Kamitakano, Sakyoku, Kyoto

Date:2017,11,11 (Sat.), 12 (Sun.), 18 (Sat.), 19 (Sun.), 23 (Thurs/holiday), 25 (Sat.), 26 (Sun), 12,02 (Sat.), 03 (Sun.) -9 days in total.

Time: 19:00 to 20:30 (Last reception 19:45)

Fee: 5,000 yen per person (including the round trip ticket for Eizan Cable Car) ※up tp 100 persons (reservation must be made / first-come-first-served-basis)

Viewing method: Make a reservation from the website of Eizan Cable Car / Ropeway (  HYPERLINK “http://eizan.keifuku.co.jp/” http://eizan.keifuku.co.jp ) Tickets will be handed out at Cable Yase Station on the day you ride the cable/ropeway.

Access: Eizan Train / 5 minutes on foot from Yase Hieizanko / 8 minutes on foot from Eizan Cable Car, Cable Yase Station and Momiji no Komichi

 

 

Kyoto Kakuyuzan Rokuoin

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From the 26th of November (Sun.) to the 9th of December (Sat.), a special viewing event at nighttime will be held this year too. Rokuoin is famous for its autumn colors and Kosansui Garden which is known as the first plane garden in Japan was designated as one of the official beauty spots of Kyoto. In the viewing event, a 300m long stone path, Shariden and the garden will be lit up. The number of the visitors who can enjoy this event is limited (100 persons). Let’s enjoy the night view of the Zen temple.

 

■Information

Kakuyu Mountain Rokuoin

Address: 24, Kitaboricho, Saga

Date: 11,26 (Sun.) to 12,09 (Sat.)

Time: 17:30 to 19:30 (reception office will closed at 19:00)

Fee: 1,500 yen (snacks to go with tea and a commemorative gift will be offered) ※100 persons per day (first-come-first-served-basis)

Method of participating in the event: Make a reservation from the event application website of Randen’s website (randen.keifuku.co.jp)

Access: 4 minutes on foot from Randen / Rokuoin Station

TEL: 075-277-2877 (Kyofuku Denki Testudo / railway office)

 

 

Kyoto “Toji” ×  Keihan Hotels & Resorts

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Keihan Hotels & Resorts (Kyoto, Shimogyoku, CEO: Toshihiko Inaji) will collaborate with “Toji (Kyoo Gokokuji) and sell Keihan Hotels & Resorts-limited premium plan where you can view the important cultural properties including Toji and stay at the hotel. The plan comes with a ticket to enter the venue of the light up event where you can enjoy the autumn views of Toji such as a mysterious five-story tower surrounded by vivid colored autumn leaves lit up at nighttime. You can enjoy the night in Kyoto thinking about the Heian Era 1,200 years ago.

 

■Information

Kyoto “Toji” × Keihan Hotels & Resorts Toji Aki no Light Up Nyujoken Tsuki Plan

Date: 2017,10,28 (Sat.) to 12,10 (Sun.)

Time: 18:30 to 21:30 <last entrance 21:00>

Touring: the venue can be toured within the time noted above.

URL:http://www.keihanhotels-resorts.co.jp/toujiplan/

* this plan does not include a guided tour by a priest

 

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