Illuminated Autumn Leaves at Daigo-ji Temple

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The ancient temple of Daigo-ji in the Fushimi ward of Kyoto, is currently opening at night to show off it’s illuminated autumn colours. Though the leaves hadn’t quite reached their peak when we visited at the weekend, they weren’t far off and we were glad to get there before it got too crowded.  Here are some pictures from our visit.

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Night viewing at Daigo-ji details:

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Location: Daigo station is 18 minutes from Sanjo on the Tozai line and the temple is a ten minute walk from there (there is also a bus).
Open:  6pm until 8:50pm.
Fee: 1000 yen per person
Continues until December 8th.
Advance booking necessary here: [申込みボタン]
Inquiries should be directed to: 075-573-2011 (9:00~17:00)
On November 22/23 & 29/30 there are special musical events that cost 3,000 yen (!) per person. Check for details on this page (Japanese only): 秋期夜間拝観のご案内
You can download a paper application form here: 秋期夜間拝観FAX申込用紙(PDF)
And you can find out about daytime viewing (in English!) here (it’s much cheaper): http://www.daigoji.or.jp/guide_fee_e.html
More dewdrops after the jump!

Viewing the Buddha's light

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Red Maple #2

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