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Autumn in Kyoto

Japan’s love of passing seasons is most striking in its former capital: while many visitors want to see cherry blossoms here, autumn leaves last longer and bring deeper colour to Kyoto’s hills and temple gardens. In this guide you’ll fnd traditional activities and places to eat, to round out a tour of the city’s best spots for leaf peeping.
Kiyomizu-dera’s pagoda blending with autumn reds
COMPILED BY RORY GOULDING, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CHRIS ROWTHORN. PHOTOGRAPHS: GAVIN HELLIER/AWL IMAGES, FRANK CARTER/GETTY

SIGHTS

Eikan-do

(eikando.or.jp)

Perhaps Kyoto’s most famous (and most crowded) autumn foliage destination, Eikan-do is a superb temple made interesting by its varied architecture, its gardens and its works of art.

Kiyomizu-dera £

(kiyomizudera.or.jp)

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