Kōyō, travel in Japan during fall 紅葉

Kōyō, the alter-ego of hanami in fall

The beauty of the colors with which the trees are adorned in autumn is ephemeral, the Japanese have made it a feast of the contemplation of time passing: the momijigari, the kōyō hunt, the blushing leaves. One of the most beautiful seasons to travel to Japan and admire its beauties under a red-orange light!

Where to admire kōyō in Japan?

In Kyoto - which is one of the privileged cities to enjoy kōyō - the easiest way to enjoy beautiful glowing panoramas is to visit the temples and gardens.

We particularly recommend Tofuku-ji and its hundreds of maples, Kiyomizu-dera and Kodai-ji for their sublime autumn illuminations. Do not miss to go to Arashiyama to enjoy the colorful hills for a stroll along the river.

View from the Kiyomizudera temple

Kiyomizudera and its lighthouse lights during kôyô, autumn colors in Kyoto

Aleksi Mattsson

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The gingko trees of Meiji Jingu

By Kakidai - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53417094

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