7 autumn foliage spots in Kyoto that you’ll want to visit wearing a kimono! We also introduce recommended times

In Kyoto, the summer heat is gradually calming down and the atmosphere of autumn is starting to feel. Autumn is especially recommended for sightseeing in Kyoto in kimono!

You can enjoy the bright red autumn leaves and shrines and temples in a temperature that is comfortable for sightseeing wearing a kimono.

Also, autumn in Kyoto goes very well with kimonos, so many people choose this time to rent a kimono and sightsee in Kyoto.

If you’re looking for autumn leaves spots in Kyoto, it’s conveniently located and you can choose your favorite kimono from a variety of high-quality kimonos.Waplus Kyotois recommended.

Here, we will introduce Kyoto’s recommended autumn foliage spots in early, mid, and late November, as well as sightseeing in Kyoto in kimono.Waplus We will tell you why Kyoto is recommended!

[Early November] Recommended autumn leaves spots in Kyoto

First of all, we will introduce spots where you can enjoy autumn leaves even from early November, which is a little early for autumn leaves!


Entoku-in Temple, located near Yasaka Shrine, is famous for its dry landscape garden as a spot for autumn leaves. You can usually enjoy the autumn leaves from early November to early December.

The garden has a “North Garden” and a “South Garden” which have been designated as national scenic spots, and you can enjoy the atmosphere of each by comparing the different gardens and the different autumn leaves.


■Address: 530 Terashita Kawaramachi, Takadai, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0825

■ Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s wife Kitamandokoro Nene’s final resting place, Entokuin, Higashiyama, Kyoto in/index.html

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, famous as a shrine dedicated to the god of learning, is a spot where you can enjoy the autumn leaves from a relatively early period, from late October to early December.

As it is the birthplace of the Tenjin faith, there are approximately 350 maple trees planted within the magnificent grounds. During the autumn leaves season, you can see the maple trees turning red all at once.

Every year, the autumn leaves are illuminated from sunset until around 8pm. If you wear a kimono, the contrast between the autumn leaves and the kimono will definitely stand out!

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Address: Bakurocho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 602-8386

■Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

[Mid-November] Recommended autumn leaves spots in Kyoto

Next, we will introduce spots where you can enjoy autumn leaves from around mid-November.

Nanzenji Temple

Nanzenji is one of the most prestigious Zen temples, and is a very famous temple that is counted as one of Kyoto’s five temples.

The brick arch bridge built in the Meiji period is especially famous, and you may have seen it on TV and in photos! I think there are many people who say that.

If you take a photo under the arch bridge, you can take a photo with a mysterious atmosphere that will make you feel like you have traveled back in time to the Meiji era! Why not come wearing a kimono and reminisce about those days?

Nanzenji Temple

■Address: Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8435

■Rinzai sect head temple Nanzenji

Zenrinji Temple, Eikando

The best time to see the autumn leaves in mid-November is Eikando, which is one of the most popular autumn leaves spots in Kyoto!

It is so beautiful that it has been referred to as “Eikando of Autumn Leaves” in the Kokin Wakashu, and is a place you should definitely visit at least once if you want to see the autumn leaves in Kyoto.

Approximately 3,000 maple trees surround the garden and pond, creating an atmosphere that truly evokes the feeling of “Kyoto in autumn.”

Zenrinji Temple, Eikando

■Address: 48 Eikando-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445

■ Head temple of the Nishiyama Zenrinji school of Jodo sect, Eikando Zenrinji

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Togetsukyo Bridge

Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama, a famous tourist destination in Kyoto. This bridge has been a famous tourist attraction since ancient times, as depicted in Ukiyo-e by Hiroshige Utagawa and Hokusai Katsushika.

Even on a normal day, you can enjoy nature and scenery such as Arashiyama and the Oi River around Togetsukyo Bridge. However, during the autumn foliage season, you will be able to see the beautiful harmony of the mountains and Togetsukyo Bridge.

Togetsukyo Bridge

■Address: 1-5 Aonobaba-cho, Saga Tenryuji Temple, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 616-8385

■Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto Tourism Official Site Kyoto Tourism Navi


[Late November] Recommended autumn leaves spots in Kyoto

Late November is the season when most of the autumn leaves spots are in full bloom and you can enjoy the autumn leaves the most!

In late November, we would like to introduce Yasaka Shrine and Chion-in Temple, which are especially recommended spots for autumn leaves.

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is famous for the Gion Festival, but many people may not have an image of it as a spot for autumn leaves.

Actually, you can’t really tell from Yasaka Shrine’s West Tower Gate (the entrance you often see in photos) that you enter from Shijo-dori, but there are many maples planted behind the main shrine and around the South Tower Gate from late November to December. Beautiful autumn leaves can be seen from the beginning of the month.

Many people think that the West Tower Gate is the main entrance, but the actual main entrance to Yasaka Shrine is the South Tower Gate. Why not take this opportunity to visit Yasaka Shrine from the South Tower Gate and enjoy the autumn leaves?


Waplus Kyoto

Waplus Kyoto is located 1 minute walk from Yasaka Shrine, so you can go to Yasaka Shrine right after renting a kimono! Moreover, since the south tower gate is the closest, it is perfect for viewing the autumn leaves.


Yasaka Shrine

■ Address: 625 Gion-cho north side, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0073

■Kyoto Gion Yasaka Shrine

Chion-in Temple

Chion-in, the head temple of the Jodo sect, is famous as a spot for autumn leaves that reach their peak in late November! Chion-in Temple has many cultural properties such as the Sanmon Gate and Seishido Hall, and the overwhelming scale of the Sanmon Gate in particular impresses visitors.

There are also many gardens such as Yuzenen and Hojo Garden. The sight of the trees with their beautiful autumn leaves reflected on the surface of the pond can be said to be the most representative scenery of Kyoto in autumn. If you take a photo in kimono in front of the garden, you will have the best memories of your autumn sightseeing in Kyoto!

Chion-in Temple

■Address: 400 Hayashishita-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-8686

■Jodo sect head temple Chion-in

When visiting Kyoto, check out Kyoto City’s “Autumn Leaves Newsletter”!

So far, we have introduced recommended spots for autumn leaves in Kyoto. However, it is difficult to know for sure how many autumn leaves will be visible at the spot you are visiting at the time of year you visit.

If you go all the way to Kyoto and end up finding that the leaves haven’t changed much yet, or that the leaves are almost done, you won’t be able to enjoy your trip to the fullest.

The website I would like to recommend is Kyoto’s “Autumn Leaves News”! With this Kyoto Autumn Leaves Newsletter, you can check the status of autumn leaves in Kyoto in real time, such as the blooming status of cherry blossoms.

You can also search for information about autumn leaves by “spot”, “coloring status”, “area”, “event information”, “number of people at each time of day”, etc. to find the ideal autumn foliage spot for you. Is possible.

If you want to rent a kimono in Kyoto in autumn, you will want to visit the autumn leaves spot at the best time. To that end, please take advantage of the information in this “Autumn Leaves Newsletter”!

Autumn leaves news, Kyoto

Why Waplus Kyoto is recommended for sightseeing in Kyoto in kimono

If you are sightseeing in Kyoto in autumn to see the autumn leaves, we recommend renting a kimono at Waplus Kyoto!

The reason for this is our “ideal location for sightseeing in Kyoto” and our “fashionable, high-quality kimono lineup.”

As I mentioned earlier, Waplus Kyoto is located within a 1-minute walk from Yasaka Shrine. In addition, there are other famous tourist spots around Yasaka Shrine such as Chion-in, Kodai-ji, and Kiyomizu-dera, so from Waplus Kyoto, you can visit many of Kyoto’s famous spots and autumn foliage spots!

In addition, because we are a kimono rental shop operated by a high-class kimono store founded in 1981, we not only have high quality kimonos, but also a wide variety of kimonos that are particular about their design and originality, such as Taisho Roman, antique, and retro-modern styles. We offer.

Please enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto in autumn with its beautiful autumn leaves in Waplus Kyoto’s special kimono!

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Summary | Enjoy the autumn leaves in Kyoto!

So far, I have told you about the autumn foliage spots in Kyoto that you would like to see in a kimono, and why Waplus Kyoto is recommended for sightseeing in Kyoto in a kimono.

There are many kimono rental shops in Kyoto, so many people wonder, “Where should I go?” and “What conditions should I choose?”

If you are looking for location, quality, and type of kimono, please feel free to contact Waplus Kyoto!

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Ayana Ogawa

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