posted on Saturday, December 15, 2007

Nanzen-ji Momiji

Well, after much hoping I finally got a glimpse of the japanese autumn colours. I thought koyo and its wonderful red acers had eluded me but persistence payed out! The last trip to Kyoto was well worth it, never mind the clouds and cold! Despite being so late in the year and leaves having started to fall in the last few weeks, cycling around I still found few spots where momiji trees were putting up quite a show! Some trees had not shed their leaves and those that had fallen transformed the grass into a wonderful carpet with the most amazing red and orange hues. One such place was the park in front of the zen monastery of Nanzen-ji where the best of autumn was still on display.