Christmas Tree in Kyoto Station with Kyoto Tower in view © kkb3 / Shutterstock.com
Christmas is a great time to spend in Kyoto. While Japan may not be a Christian country, they still love to decorate the city and celebrate the season. The Christmas tree in Kyoto Station makes an interesting counterpoint to Kyoto Tower.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove under snow
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove under snow © Sakarin Sawasdinaka / Shutterstock.com
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is an amazing site any time of year, but when it’s covered with snow, it’s utterly otherworldly.
Tea garden at Jingo-ji Temple in Takao
Tea garden at Jingo-ji Temple in Takao © NH / Shutterstock.com
The village of Takao, in the mountains northwest of Kyoto, is one of Japan’s most famous fall foliage spots. Jingo-ji Temple, located on a hill above the village, is spectacular in this season.
Brilliant maples at Tofuku-ji Temple
Brilliant maples at Tofuku-ji Temple © Sanga Park / Shutterstock.com
It’s worth dealing with the crowds to check out the amazing fall foliage at Tofuku-ji Temple. This picture was taken from the Hojo Hall.
Daigo-ji Temple garden in Autumn
Daigo-ji Temple garden in Autumn © Thanaporn Pinpart / Shutterstock.com
Daigo-ji Temple is located in a suburb east of Kyoto, easily accessible by the Tozai Subway Line. It’s one of the most famous foliage spots in Kyoto and it’s also one of Kyoto’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.