Komyo-ji Temple is located at Nagaoka-kyo, far away from Kyoto town center. There is famous because the advertisement on TV. And turn to be well-known in whole Japan. Being the representative of sightseeing spots, Kiyomizu-dera and Arashiyama are full of tourists all year. Too crowded, especially in autumn red leaves period, it is not possible to enjoy beautiful autumn quietly. But, since Komyo-ji Temple is far away from Kyoto center, so surely can have easy travel in comparison with others popular spots like Kiyomizu-dera and Arashiyama. Here is introduction for this hidden red leaves attraction, Komyo-ji Temple.
What is Komyo-ji Temple?
It is a Jodo-shu Temple mastered by Monk Honen in Kamakura period, located inside Nagaoka-kyo.
When is the red leaves period?
How about the red leaves sceneries in Komyo-ji Temple ?
Red leaves at pilgrimage's path
The best place in Komyo-ji to admire red leaves must be the pilgrimage's path. At the left side of main door is the long sloped pilgrimage's path. Both sides of the path have lots of maple trees. People are like moving into a touch tunnel. There can enjoy the luxury atmosphere hugged by red leaves.
The pilgrimage's path paved by cobblestone
If it is time of falling leaves, the cobblestone paved pilgrimage's path are covered by deep red leaves is very eye-catching. The red maple leaves fall on the ground offer the beauty of messy. The feet seem to be dyed into red. It is the unique flavor of autumn.
The transportation to Komyo-ji Temple
Car park of Komyo-ji Temple
Is Komyo-ji Temple crowded?
Red leaves spots around Komyo-ji Temple
Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine
Be reputed as god of knowledge, Sugawara no Michizane, said that when he was exiled to be Osamu of Kyushu in 901AD, he turned back and watch Kyoto at this place. He died after 2 years. Later, people began to crave his image and worship him. Therefore becomes Tenmangu Shrine today. Compared with Komyo-ji, Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine has less visitors and can freely admire red leaves here. There is a famous red leaves garden Kinkeien. It is as beautiful as postcard. Take your camera for photoing quickly!