Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots

Autumn or Fall is one of the most scenery and beautiful period when you can have a view and enjoy the beauty of Autumn leaves. In Japanese, this activity called Momijgari 「紅葉狩り」. There are many kind of fun experiences and places where you can see Momiji (autumn leaves). If you are a kind of person who can find interest in religion and nature, Temple or Japanese garden is quite suitable for you. Momiji in Light up festival can bring to you very unique experiences when the beauty of red leaves reflect on water surface and under the light. With the support for you to have a nice and unforgettable moments when visit and have fun with Momiji Festival. We would like to recommend Top 10 Momiji Spots in Kansai Area.

Here are Top 10 Momiji Festival Spots in Kansai 2016

 

 

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1/ Metasekoia Namiki 「メタセコイア並木」- Shiga Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Metasekoia Namiki 「メタセコイア並木」- Shiga Prefecture

500 dawn redwood trees with a straight line road makes an amazing view

Best time to see: From the first week to the end week of November

How to access: From Makino Station, take a town bus to Makino tableland and get off at Pickurando (ピックランド) and then walk few minutes

 

2/ Keishokuji Temple 「鶏足寺」- Shiga Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Keishokuji Temple 「鶏足寺」- Shiga Prefecture

The bright red carpet widen on the quite ground

Best time to see: From the first week to the end week of November

How to access: From Kinomoto Station, take bus and get off at Furuhashi Bus Stop (古橋バス) and then walk around 15 minutes

 

3/ Mount Hiei 「比叡山」- Shiga Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Mount Hiei 「比叡山」- Shiga Prefecture

The special viewing autumn leaves on driving way

Best time to see: From the end of October to the middle of November

How to access: From Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line Sakamoto Station walk 10 minutes to Cable Sakamoto Station, take cable way and get off at Enryuakuji Station

 

4/ Yoshinoyama 「吉野山(上千本)」- Nara Prefecture

 Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Yoshinoyama 「吉野山(上千本)」- Nara Prefecture

Sakura Sightseeing is also great for autumn leaves seeing

Best time to see: From the End of October to the End of November

How to access: From Kintetsu Yoshino Station, walk 3 minutes to Yoshino Omine Cable Entrance Station, take rope way to Yoshinoyama Station

 

5/ Minoh Waterfall 「箕面」- Osaka Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Minoh Waterfall 「箕面」- Osaka Prefecture

The beauty of autumn leaves at one of the Top 100 Waterfall in Japan

Best time to see: During the end of November

How to access: From Hankyu Minoo Line Minoo Station

 

6/ Saimyou-ji Temple 「西明寺」- Shiga Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Saimyou-ji Temple 「西明寺」- Shiga Prefecture

Enjoy both Sakura and Momiji Leaves in the same ancient temple

Best time to see: During the middle to the end of November

How to access: By sightseeing taxi to the Saimyōji from the Kawase, Hikone, or Maibara stations on the JR line.

 

7/ Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple 「永観堂 禅林寺」- Kyoto Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Eikan-do Zenrin-ji Temple 「永観堂 禅林寺」- Kyoto Prefecture

Two-storied Pagoda surronded by Momiji leaves

Best time to see: During the middle to the end of November

How to access: From Subway Tozailine Keage Station, walk around 15 minutes

 

8/ Mount Odaigahara 「大台ヶ原」- Nara Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Mount Odaigahara 「大台ヶ原」- Nara Prefecture

Enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature like precipitous cliff and autumn leaves in the same time

Best time to see: From Middle of October to the beginning of November

How to access: From Kintetsu Yoshino Line - Yamato-Kamiichi Station, take Nara Kotsu Bus Lines and get off at Mount Ōdaigahara (about 1 hours 50 minutes)

 

9/ Arashiyama 「嵐山」- Kyoto Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Arashiyama 「嵐山」- Kyoto Prefecture

Enjoy the Autumn of Arashiyama - Kyoto with trees dyed in deep crimson

Best time to see: From the end of November to beginning of December

How to access: From JR Saga-Arashiyama Station walk around 10 minutes, Arashiyama Station or  Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

 

10/ Mitarai Valley 「みたらい渓谷」- Nara Prefecture

Top 10 Kansai Momiji Autumn Spots - Mitarai Valley 「みたらい渓谷」

The beauty of red valley from rope bridge 

Best time to see: Around the middle of November

How to access: From Kintetsu Yoshino Line Shimoichiguchi Station, takes Nara Kotsu Bus Lines to Dorogawa Hot Spring, get off at 天川川合 Bus stop (1 hour) and walk around 45 minutes

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