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To help you make the most of an unforgettable trip,
we have prepared some seasonal reccommended spots and experiences.
DAY1 1:00 PM
Take the Torokko sightseeing train to Kameoka, then ride the Hozugawa River back to Kyoto.
Then you're on your way to take in the traditional scenery of Arashiyama. After arriving by boat, visit the Yusai-tei Villa to enjoy the pristine view of the Katsura River framed by autumn leaves, and then try your hand at using color-changing dye.
DAY1 3:00 PM
Feel at ease with an elegant Fu-no-yaki refreshment and
one of three specially selected teas from the Wazuka District of Uji.
While you’re at it, appreciate the fine Kiyomizu-yaki pottery.
DAY1 7:00 PM
Enjoy a Kyoto style Shidashi catered dinner in the privacy of your guest room.
After that, wash away your travel weariness in the highly concentrated hydrogenated bath.
DAY2 7:00 AM
Enjoy Myorenji Temple's beautiful garden, and truly refresh yourself by booking the temple for a private Zazen seated meditation session.
DAY2 9:00 AM
After soothing away the last of your stress with a hydrogenated bath first thing in the morning, enjoy a Shidashi style catered breakfast in the privacy of your room.
DAY2 12:00 PM
Lose yourself in the austere beauty of a nearby temple.
September is one of the best times to visit Nashinoki Shrine, home to the Somei Spring, one of the three famed water sources of Kyoto for use in making tea and fine cuisine. The shrine is located to the east of the Imperial Palace, and it is famous for its Hagi (Japanese bushclover), including a Hagi Festival when they come into autumn bloom. During the Harvest Moon, visit Daikakuji Temple for their "Kangetsu no Yube" boating event on Osawa Pond. Also around this time, the color-changing Fuyo hibiscus at Myorenji Temple will be a gentle white in the morning, and then pink by the evening.
The autumn leaves begin to change around the second half of October. One of the well-kept secrets spots we recommend is Rozanji Temple, associated with the author of "The Tale of Genji," Murasaki Shikibu.
The garden, known as "Genji's Garden," is a place to appreciate the fallen leaves across pristine white sand.
Starting in the second half of November, the maples turn vibrant. You can apprecate them nearby at Shokokuji Temple and Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace, and if you go a bit further, you can also take in the sights at Ryoanji Temple, Rurikoin Temple, Tenryuji Temple, and Arashiyama's Togetsukyo Bridge.
DAY2 3:00 PM
Visit the Raku Museum to appreciate one of Kyoto's pottery traditions,
which has been developed over the course of more than 400 years.
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