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エイリアン、地球を行く

Alien, the traveler on the earth

Fall Colors in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Well...It's me, Alien. 

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Alien am not an eggplant. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alien came to Arashiyama, Kyoto for seeing fall colors. 

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This is a famous bride called Togetsukyo. 

Weather is nice. Let's explore. 

 

 

 

Alien first went to Tenryuji (Tenryu Temple). 

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Everywhere in Arashiyama was crowded in this season.

Alien paid 500 yen to see their garden. Let's go. 

 

 

 

Red leaves and blue sky. 

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Beautiful. 

 

 

It is also nice to look at leaves closely. 

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Interesting shapes. 

 

 

Banboos and red Japanese maples together are beautiful as well.

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This garden is kept very well.

 

 

 

It is also nice to look at a fallen leaf. 

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Green moss, a white rock, and a red leaf. 

 

 

The garden has a nice pond.  

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The temple and garden are a world heritage! 

 

 

 

Alien enjoyed the garden. Let's try another temple to see more fall colors.

 

 

 

Trees on street are also beautiful. Alien can't stop taking photos.

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Like this. 

 

 

  

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Like this. 

 

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And like this. 

Alien want a better camera! 

 

 

 

 

Alien passed through "Bamboo Street" on a way to Alien's next destination. 

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Bamboos are planted on both side of the walk street. 

 

 

 

The owner must keep the bamboo forest beautiful. Nice rays of sun light. 

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Dignified beauty, which is different from beauty of fall colors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alien is now at Jojakkoji (Jojakko Temple). 

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Admission here is 400 yen. 

 

 

Hello!

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Let's see fall colors here. 

 

 

 

 

Darker colors. 

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Subdued. 

 

 

What? 

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Lots of leaves fell already.

It was a bit late to enjoy fall colors here. 

 

 

 

There were still some coloful trees. 

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Beautiful gradation. 

 

 

 

Temple and red leaves. 

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That's Japan. 

 

 

What? 

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That's 21th century. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where should Alien go next? 

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The place called "En-lien"? 

That sounds very familiar. 

Let's go there! 

 

 

 

 

Alien came to En-lien. 

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This is a place where Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (Ogura Hyakunin Isshu - Wikipedia) were selected. 

It opens to public only during fall colors season. 

 

 

 

Let's get inside. 

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Wow it is like a hiding place. 

Alien paid 500 yen admission and got inside. 

 

 

 

 

Vivid fall colors welcomed Alien. 

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Wow that's amazing. 

 

 

A Japanese house was there. 

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Hello! This is Alien.

 

 

 

Inside of the house. 

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A traditional Japanese house. 

 

 

Let's see the garden. 

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Great tree. 

 

 

Beautiful gradation. 

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This place is smaller than famous temples, but Alien liked it. Nice and calm. 

 

 

 

Hello Mr. Tanuki (Racoon dog). 

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Alien know Tanukis can transform into anything when they put a leaf on their head.

What will you become?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a bit late to see fall colors but Alien enjoyed Arashiyama.

Let's go back to Osaka now.  

 

 

 

What? 

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Mikami (Hair) Shrine...? A shrine for hair! That's so rare. 

 

 

 

Let's pray. 

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Please give Alien fluffy and poofy hair. 

 

 

 

Websites:

Tenryuji

http://www.tenryuji.com/

Bamboo Street

http://www.japan-travel-navi.jp/kyoto/spots/rakusai/chikurin/

Jojakkoji

http://www.jojakko-ji.or.jp/

En-lien

https://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/detail.php?InforKindCode=1&ManageCode=1000265

 

 

K.