Autumn in Kyoto

A zoomed-in view of a pond at the Hogonin temple in Arashiyama shows fallen leaves floating on the surface, while the water reflects an image of the red maple trees above in the late afternoon light.

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Formerly the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, the City of Ten Thousand Shrines is famous for its temples – especially so during the autumn foliage, when the temple gardens put on a spectacle of colours that is quite probably unique in the world. This season, we went to Kyoto to … Continue reading