Kyoto is a fascinating city to visit with so much to do and see. While Kyoto is a great year-round destination, the city bursts into a kaleidoscope of colors during autumn. Whether you’re visiting the temples and shrines or strolling in the gorgeous parks and streets, beautiful autumn colors are bountiful. It’s a magical time to visit the city, but judge for yourself with these 10 photos to inspire you to visit Kyoto in autumn!
Read on to discover the most beautiful places in Kyoto for fall photography.
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Kyoto Pre-Travel Tips
Kyoto has so many wonderful things to do and places to explore, but maximizing your time should be a top priority. You could spend weeks here, but chances are you’ll still feel like you haven’t seen it all! Since most of us do not have the luxury of traveling for extended periods, this 14 days Japan travel itinerary might come in handy.
Furthermore, before you jet off on the trip of a lifetime, these tips for visiting Japan will help you plan out a stress-free trip. It’s also important to know that Japan is not the cheapest travel destination. Get a closer look on how to budget for your trip with these Japan travel costs and tips.
A color journey through Kyoto in Autumn
Even though the glitzy streets of Tokyo and the snow-capped hills of Hokkaido are beyond amazing, I found the best fall color scenes in the Kansai Region. From the colorful shrines and temples of Kyoto to the friendly deer in Nara and even the towering bamboo stalks of Arashiyama. So, get ready to experience autumn in Japan at its very best!
Have you travelled to Kansai during the autumn, yet? If not, you’re in for a real treat! Chances are you’ll be ready to book your trip after seeing these jaw-dropping fall scenes. So, join us on a photographic journey of Kyoto in autumn below. Scroll down to get your fall fix, now…
Best Photo Spots in Kyoto
Kyoto is revered as one of the best cities to visit in Japan. And for very good reason. With jaw-dropping historic temples and shrines, great food and plenty of hidden gems to discover, Kyoto has it all!
Autumn in Kyoto is such an amazing time to explore the city. What’s more, the best autumn spots in Kyoto actually lie within the city and are all easily accessed by public transport, such as buses or trains.
Best Photo Spots in Arashiyama
One of the most popular day trips from Kyoto is to the dreamy mountain village, Arashiyama. If your schedule allows, don’t miss exploring this scenic area.
Best Photo Spots in Nara
Kyoto Autumn Guide Conclusion
We hope that these photos will inspire you to travel to Kyoto during the fall. What’s your favorite fall destination, and why?
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I’ve been to Japan in the summer and early fall before the leaves have started changing. I would love to get back to see Kyoto during the height of the colours.
Kyoto is amazing during fall – getting your timing right is super crucial tho! Hope you get a chance to go back, soon.
Michelle Chang says
Great shots! I would love to see more of Japan and especially Kyoto.
Thanks Michelle – hope you get a chance to visit again, soon.
Urska | Sliva says
Wow, what amazing photos you have. Japan looks wonderful in autumn.
Thanks so much, Urska.