Nanzenji temple


Nanzenji temple is in Sakyoku Kyoto, as is Eikando temple.

And it is also good for autamn colors. 

It is a Zen sect temple with many sub temples and it has big grounds of about 1500000 ha.

An aqueduct from the Lake Biwa Canal passes by the front gate of the temple.

It is Europian style and feels retro like in this photo.

It is often used as a TV location.

Some places you have to pay, but the grounds are free to enjoy the autumn trees.  

Eikando temple


Soon it is time for autumn leaves.
In middle of November the trees change color.  

In Kyoto, many shrines and temples are beautiful in autumn.

Eikando temple in Sakyouku is one of them, and is called ” Momoji ( maple tree) no Eikando”.

And famous thing there is “Mikaeri Amida (Looking behind Amitabha)”, the principal image at Zenrinji Eikando.

It’s hight is just 77 cm, but it’s figure is commanding. 

The figure of Amida shows him waiting for people who come after, with love and pity. 

It may also represent the Amida looking back on his own past.