Dec 07 2020

Nara's Temples and Fall Colors

Nara’s temples offer a tranquil escape surrounded by beautiful fall colors. Experience a temple stay, meditate, savor green tea and stroll in the quiet gardens, surrounded by nature. You will find simple accommodations, a warm welcome and all the space you need to reflect and renew your spirit. At the Shigisan Chogosonshi-ji Temple complex in Heguri, visitors can enjoy temple stays, known as shukubo. Shigisan Gyokuzoin Temple welcomes visitors to stay, join morning prayers and stroll the temple grounds. Enjoy the view of the valley below, framed by stunning red maple leaves. Yatadera Temple in the hills above Yamatokoriyama, offers the experience of copying sutras, combining calligraphy and meditation. Nearby, Jikoin is a calm Zen temple built as a tea ceremony venue. Sip matcha tea overlooking the gardens. Taimadera Temple in Katsuragi has two original, three-story pagodas. Experience a tea ceremony and a refreshing cup of green tea while you view the fall foliage, and meditate by tracing Buddhist figures.