NATIONAL HOLIDAY & EVENTS IN NOVEMBER.
- ●Nov. 3rd Cultural Day
- It was decided in 1948, after WWll, that this day would be a cultural day.
- Cultural festivals are held in various places.
- ●Nov. 23rd Labor Day/Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 15th Shichi-Go-San Festival Nationwide
In the middle of November, shrines celebrate the 7-5-3 festival for children. Boys of the ages of 3 or 5 & girls of the ages 3 & 7, visit shrines in kimono to receive blessings. Many foreign children can be seen in kimonos & visiting shrines as well.
Shitenno-ji Wasso in Osaka
A parade of thousands of people dressed as heroes and historical figures takes to the streets of Osaka
Kumanokodo parade in Wakayama
A 2 km procession of people dressed in Heian era clothing.
A traditional autumn festival is held & local farm products are sold.
Oshiro Matsuri in Hyogo
Himeji Castle Fesyival
There is a procession of traditional costumes of the shoguns who resided in Himeji Castle.
Kemari (ball kicking) Festival in Nara
Tanzan Jinja Shrine
It is a ceremony of the Shinto Shrine & its history. It has a famous autumum festival with beautiful autumn colours of over 3 000 trees.
Nov. 2nd -3rd
Arima Grand Tea Ceremony
Arima Grand Hotel "Gachuan". The Nembutsuji Temple, Ginsuiso
The Onsenji Temple & the Gokurakuji Temple
10 min. walk from Arima Onsen Stn. on the Kobe Line.
A tea party is held under the red maple trees in the memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi
TEL:078-904-0708 (Arima Onsen Tourist Information Office)
Hitaki-sai (fire-burning festival) in Kyoto
Fushimi Inari Taisha
A festival celebrating the good harvest of rice.
The autumn red leaves in Kyoto
Momiji Festival & Autumn Colours
Kyoto Tourist Board Information Centre
Arashiyama Momiji Festival
The second Sunday
Arashiyama and Togetsu-kyo Bridge region
A parade of boats with people dressed in traditional costumes go down the river.
Jingoji Temple in Takao
It is a famous place in northwestern Kyoto to view the autumn leaves.
About 1hr from JR Kyoto Stn. by City Bus.
5 Takao-cho, Umegahata, Ukyo-ku
It was registered as a World Cultural Heritage in December 1994.
It is a historical site & a special place to view the scenic beauty of Arashiyama & Kameyama mountains.
68 Susukinobaba-cho, Tenryuji Saga, Ukyo-ku
The Hozukyo ravine is beautiful every season of the year.,
Most Famous Garden with color leaves arae beautiful.
Sanzenin in Ohara
The autumn leaves are beautiful along the 50 m. approach to Sanzenin Temple.
Momiji Festival 10/28-11/28
10 min. walk from Ohara Stop on the Kyoto Bus.
540 Raigoin-cho, Ohara, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden
Parks and Botanical Gardens.
Many kinds of of trees & their autumn colours can be seen.
Hangi-cho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
One of Kyoto's most famous autumn maples viewing spot.
There is a 250 m tunnel of Momiji.
It is possible to see the autumn colours from a passing train.
Eikando 3 000 trees.
It has been a showplace for autumn leaves since the Heian period.
48 Eikando-cho, Sakyo-ku
Founded in 778. In December 1994 Kiyomizudera Temple became a World Cultural Heritage.
The harmony between the red momiji & the buildings is splendid.t
Walk 30 min. from Shijio Stn. on the Keihan Line & Hankyu.- walk 30 min. or take Kiyomizumichi/Gojozaka City Bus & walk 10 min.
294 1 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku
Kyoto Imperial Garden
The garden turns red & yellow during the autumn.
Kyoto Gyoen 3, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Founded in 1605 by the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi to give repose to his soul.
Walk 20 min. from Shijo Stn. on the Keihan Line or take the City Bus & get off at Higashiyama-Yasui stop. Walk 10 min.
526 Shimokawara-cho, Kodaijishita, Higashiyama-ku
Ginkakuji / Silver Pavilion
The Temple was constructed in 1490.
It is highly recommended that you walk from the Path of Philosophy to Ginkakuji Temple.
Uji River & Kosoji Temple
Uji Stn. on the JR Nara Line
It famous temple for flowers in Kyoto.
The tyemple was constructed in 1236.
Tofukuji became one of Japan's most spectacular spots for autumn leaf viewing.
The autumn red leaves in Osaka
North of Osaka
Meiji-no-mori Minoh Quasi-National Park
The waterfall & the autumn red leaves of Minoo are beautiful sceneries.
There are a many kinds of trees & the trees in the Japanese garden is lite up at night.
30 min. bus ride from Kita Senri Stn. on the Hankyu Line.
From JR Takatsuki Stn. take the City Bus heading for Tsukawaki & get off at the last stop. It is a 10 min. walk.
Middle of Osaka
Osaka Castle Park
Osakajokoen Stn. or Morinomiya Stn. on the JR Loop Line or
Chuo Subway Line & Nagahori Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Subway Line,
It is the best spot to see the autumn colours in Osaka.
Ginkgo trees were planted along the street in 1937. Everyone can enjoy the yellow colour of the gingko trees for 4.5 km.
South of Osaka
A festival ia held on November 23rd.
1178 Osawa-cho, Kishiwada
Izumi Katsuragi Mountain
Few people are permitted to walk on this mountain so the forest is untouched.
Kaizuka City Commerce and Industry Sightseeing Section
The autumn red leaves in Hyogo
Several hundred scarecrows are on display, making this the biggest scarecrow show in Japan.
Waterfall of Nunobiki
Kobe City International Section
Zuihoji in Arima 2 000 trees
The red autumn red were Hideyoshi Toyotomi's favorite.
In autumn, visitors can enjoy the beautiful leaves with their autumn hues
Arima Tourist Office
The park is lite up in the evenings.
Himeji Stn. on the JR Sanyo Line
Kobe Suma Rikyu Park
There are 720 maple trees.
Suma Stn. on the JR Sanyo Line
Kobe Shinrun Park
Walks in the forest are held from November 1st-30th. Everyone can enjoy concerts & the sounds of the japanese harp.
The autumn red leaves in Nara
Tanzan Jinja Shrine
3 000 trees
The autumn colours covers the mountains.
It is a famous showplace of autumn leafs in Nara.
Tanzan Jinja Shrine TEL:0744-49-0001
The Great Buddha & the autumn leaves are beautiful sights.
Nara Park Office
A famous waterfall & beautiful autumn leaves.
Sightseeing Section of Totsukawa-mura Public Office
Hase-dera Temple is famous as a Flower-tera Temple.
The autumn colours in the mountains and Five-Storied Pagoda are beautiful.
The autumn red leaves in Wakayama
Wakayama Castle Park
The garden in the west is a showplace for autumn leaves.
Most famous waterfall in Wakayama & for the autumn leaves.
Nachikatsuura-cho Tourist Association
Koya Ryujin Sky Line
The autumn leaves on the mountainside are beautiful.
Ryujin Tourist Association