Two seasons of Kyomizu Dera


End March


End October

Until last month, my only choice to go to Japan would be end March, however, in end October, I had chance to go to Japan once more, this time for business, but I did have chance to see some temples once more. Unfortunately, end October is just a few weeks early for Japan’s famous color change season, but anyway I did have wonderful time.

The photos above and below are all from Kyomizu Dera, at two different seasons.


End March


End October

Two tickets of Kyomizu Temple

Two tickets of Kyomizu Temple

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The change of season very much effect the details of Japanese lives. Especially the variations of “Art of Plates” at the restaurants were amazing, with flowery decorations in Spring, while there were autumn themed plates in end October.

Kyomizu Dera is one of the most famous temples of Kyoto, built on huge logs of wood without using any nail. Together with the forest around and the smoke of fumigants, it has a very mystic feeling. But the more attractive part of this temple is the road going to the temple, full of shops and on street eating facilities.


Cherry Blossoms at Kyomizu Dera


Down from the temple


Autumn themed shops