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5 Lesser-Known but Amazing Spots to View Autumn Leaves in Japan

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5 Lesser-Known but Amazing Spots to View Autumn Leaves in Japan

 

 
 
When you think of autumn, fall foliage might be one of the first things that come to mind. The reflection of leaves on a lake and the bright red carpet left on the ground are a view to look forward to every year. While Japan has countless famous autumn leaves spots, DiGJAPAN! hand-picked five that are not well known yet. They are definitely worth a visit!
 

1. Tsutanuma (Towada, Aomori Prefecture)

Tsuta no Nana Numa, Towada, Aomori Prefecture
Tsuta no Nana Numa, Towada, Aomori Prefecture
In the city of Towada in Aomori Prefecture you can tour the seven swamps of Tsuta (Tsuta no Nana Numa). The walk takes about 1 hour starting from the visitor center. When autumn comes the water surface becomes red, and the reflection of the Hakkoda Mountains in the clear water makes for an otherworldly landscape.

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Tsuta no Nana Numa | 蔦の七沼
Address: Towada Tsuta, Okuse, Towada-shi, Aomori Prefecture
Website (Japanese-only): https://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00000137.html
 

2. Enkoji's fallen leaves (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

Autumn leaves at Enkoji Temple, Kyoto
Autumn leaves at Enkoji Temple, Kyoto
Enkoji is a temple located in Ichijoji in the Sakyoku ward of Kyoto. Autumn leaves here are beautiful, but the real highlight comes after they start to fall. The fallen leaves create an amazing carpet over the temple grounds, making for a truly magical scenery.

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Enkoji | 圓光寺
Address: 13 Ichijojikotani-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Website: http://www.enkouji.jp/
 

3. Lake Kameyama (Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture)

Autumn leaves at Lake Kameyama, Chiba
Autumn leaves at Lake Kameyama, Chiba
Autumn leaves at Lake Kameyama, Chiba
Lake Kameyama, the largest dam lake in Chiba Prefecture, is a location where you can enjoy the yellows of the ginkgo trees and the reds of the maple trees. You can also take in the autumn view while cruising the lake on a boat.

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Lake Kameyama | 亀山湖
Address: Kawamata, Kimitsu-shi, Chiba Prefecture
Website (Japanese-only): http://www.city-kimitsu.jp/kanko/spot/sizen/dam-kameyama.html
 

4. Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum (Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture)

Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum
Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum
Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum
Every autumn a beautiful golden tunnel appears at the Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum in Mito City. Once the leaves fall, they form a golden road that makes for a pleasant stroll with a fluffy carpet under your feet.

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Ibaraki Prefectural Archives and Museum | 茨城県立歴史館
Address: 2-1-15 Midoricho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture
 

5.Honen-in (Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture)

Autumn leaves at Honen-in temple, Kyoto

Honen-in Temple is close to the Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto. The autumn leaves overlooking the main gate look like a painting. The combination of the white sand garden, or Byakusadan, and stunning autumn tints of color is a beautiful sight to behold. The temple is open from six in the morning so you can visit early and avoid the crowds.

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Honen-in | 法然院
Address: 30 Shishigatani Goshonodan-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
 

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THIS ARTICLE IS BASED ON INFORMATION FROM 12 10,2018 Author:DiGJAPAN! Editorial Team

 

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