It is the best season for tourists to visit Kyoto. We can enjoy the beautiful tinted-leaves together with traditional heritages at various spots in Kyoto. One of such spots is Tofuku-ji Temple which is a famous Zen temple. In the precincts, there is a famous bridge, called as “Tsuten-kyo(bridge)”, connecting major inside temples. The view from the bridge is extremely amazing with beautifully tinted-leaves.
There is another interesting area making Kyo-Yaki pottery nearby. About 30 potters are gathered together to make their own unique Kyo-Yaki. They held a pottery festival for the tourists in this season. So, we can enjoy the tinted-leaves and Kyo-Yaki together.
What a wonderful season!
Asakusa is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo for foreign and Japanese visitors. Asakusa is a temple town with Sensoji, Nakamise, Kaminarimon and so on.
Cokorful Nakamise is lined with almost 90 little traditional shops and souvenir stands. So this area is the ideal place to get Japanese souvenirs.
Sensoji Temple is a center of this area. It is said that two brothers fishing in the nearby Sumida River found a statue of the Goddess of Mercy (Kannon) and built a small temple, an origin of Sensoji Temple, to worship it. Kaminarimon (see photo.) is a first gate for Nakamise leading to the temple.
You can surely enjoy Japanese old downtown atmosphere at this area.