When I went to Osaka the other day, I stopped at Kyoto and visited a temple to see the remains of autumn foliage. The temple that I visited is Enkouji Temple located in Sakyo Ward. Shisendo and Manshuin Temple are also nearby. The foliage season has almost finished and there were not many tourists, so I could enjoy a Kyoto-like atmosphere on a fine winter’s day. (H.S)
The spacious garden was covered with fallen autumn leaves like a carpet.
The contrast between the green moss and the autumn leaves was brilliant.
Viewing the garden through a window of the exhibit room
Gorgeous sliding panel paintings in the main hall
There was a suikinkutsu (a device that generates a sound like harp with drops of water) and I heard the clean sound.
The Enkouji Temple is a Zen temple, so it has a zazen room and they have zazen session every Sunday morning. They teach beginners simply. (reservation required)
Cute stone statue with a red maple leave on its head
I was still able to enjoy the autumn leaves.