Although it is not well known, there is a neat hydrangea garden behind the main hall of “Shinnyo-do Temple” (entrance free). Still in full bloom. It is a hydrangea spot that is still in time.
Sanzen-in temple located in the countryside in the northern part of Kyoto City is a little far but worth a visit.
Syodenji – also “Shakkei” of Mt. Hiei.
And also David Bowie loved.
“Tofukuji temple” is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Japan. And the wooden bridge with roof crossing the valley in the precinct which is wrapped with about 2 thousand maple trees is called “Tuten-kyo bridge”, and is very famous as a sight for autumn leaves.
One shows enlightenment with perfect circle. And the other is a rectangle that shows perplexity. It seems that it represents a lifetime of angular person who suffer from difficulties and troubles.
This “Shinnyo-do Temple” is generally famous for autumn leaves, but as you see, fresh green maple is also superb. And you may enjoy having this green red and imagining the figure of autumn.