Momiji-gari, autumn foliage hunting

Another gorgeous season in Kyoto has come. The whole city and mountains around change the colours from pink in spring, green in summer and now red, yellow and orange.


We call 'hanami (flower viewing)' for cherry blossoms, and we say 'momiji-gari (autumn foliage hunting)' for maple trees. 


So, to escape from the bustling cenre city, I visited Kaju-ji (勧修寺) in Yamashina-Ward. It's about 30 minute subway ride from Kyoto. 


Established 900AD, rebuilted about 500 years ago, the temple belongs to Shingon Buddhism sect. Well-preserved under imperial court, you can enjoy the scenery all year round. Most notably, full of lotus flower in the lake during summer.