Yesterday I made my second, or perhaps third, visit to Arashiyama in Kyoto with some Cambodian and Chinese students from Kobe University. I have never been there during autumn before. The ancient Kyoto city is very famous for not only some world-heritage temples but also the beautiful colored leaves during this season. There are many places to enjoy the colored leaves but decided to pick up Arashiyama.
Since it was Saturday with favorable weather, there was influx of sightseers from every corner as expected. Tenryu-ji temple, jojakko-ji temple, Niso-in temple and bamboo forest are just only some places of interest to mention. There are so many places and activities to enjoy in the area. I wish I had had enough time to see and photograph these renowned places in my own slow pace. From early December, the Arashiyama’s symbolic Togetsu Bridge and the forests in the mountains will be illuminated at night.