関西在住の外国人家族のための遊び場情報サイトです。
This website is to provide information about Kansai to foreign families.

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NATIONAL HOLIDAY & EVENTS IN NOVEMBER.

  • kik_title-1.gif●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.

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Nov. 3rd

Shitenno-ji Wasso in Osaka

Shitenno-ji Temple

A parade of thousands of people dressed as heroes and historical figures takes to the streets of Osaka

Kumanokodo parade in Wakayama

Tanabe-shi

A 2 km procession of people dressed in Heian era clothing.
A traditional autumn festival is held & local farm products are sold.
TEL:0739-64-0500

Oshiro Matsuri in Hyogo

Himeji Castle Fesyival

There is a procession of traditional costumes of the shoguns who resided in Himeji Castle.
TEL:0796-52-4806

Kemari (ball kicking) Festival in Nara

Tanzan Jinja Shrine

http://tanzan.or.jp/
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.
TEL:0744-49-0001

Nov. 2nd -3rd

Arima Grand Tea Ceremony

Zenfukuji Temple
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)

Nov. 8th

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Hitaki-sai (fire-burning festival) in Kyoto

http://inari.jp/e_taishamp/
Fushimi Inari Taisha
A festival celebrating the good harvest of rice.

The autumn red leaves in Kyoto

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Momiji Festival & Autumn Colours

Kyoto Tourist Board Information Centre
TEL: 075・343・6655

Western Kyoto

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.
TEL:075-861-0012

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
TEL:075-861-1769
Fee ¥500

Tenryuji Temple

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
TEL:075-881-1235

Hozu River

The Hozukyo ravine is beautiful every season of the year.,
Hozu-cho, Kameoka

Northen Kyoto

Ryoanji Temple

Most Famous Garden with color leaves arae beautiful.
TEL:075-463-2216

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
TEL:075-744-2531

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
TEL:075-701-0141

Enko-ji Temple

One of Kyoto's most famous autumn maples viewing spot.
TEL:075-781-8025

Kibune:Kurama-dera Temple

Kurama Onsen
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.
Light up-11/8-11/30
48 Eikando-cho, Sakyo-ku
TEL:075-761-0007

Eastern Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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
TEL:075-551-1234

Kyoto Imperial Garden

The garden turns red & yellow during the autumn.
Kyoto Gyoen 3, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL:075-211-6348

Kodaiji Temple

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
TEL:075-561-9966

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

Mimurotoji Temple

It famous temple for flowers in Kyoto.

Tofukuji Temple

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

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North of Osaka

Meiji-no-mori Minoh Quasi-National Park

http://www.osaka-park.or.jp/hokubu/mino/main.html
The waterfall & the autumn red leaves of Minoo are beautiful sceneries.
TEL:072-723-1885

Expo Park

There are a many kinds of trees & the trees in the Japanese garden is lite up at night.
TEL:06-6877-3331

Katsuoji Temple

30 min. bus ride from Kita Senri Stn. on the Hankyu Line.
TEL:072-721-7010

Settsukyo Park

http://www.city.takatsuki.osaka.jp/new/syoko/syoko/settukyokoen.html
From JR Takatsuki Stn. take the City Bus heading for Tsukawaki & get off at the last stop. It is a 10 min. walk.
TEL:072-687-9449

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.
TEL:06-6941-1144

Midosuji Street

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

Daiitokuji

A festival ia held on November 23rd.
1178 Osawa-cho, Kishiwada
TEL:072-423-2121

Enmeiji-Temple

TEL:0721-62-2261

Izumi Katsuragi Mountain

Few people are permitted to walk on this mountain so the forest is untouched.
Kaizuka City Commerce and Industry Sightseeing Section 
TEL:0724-23-2151

The autumn red leaves in Hyogo

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Rakan-no-Sato

Several hundred scarecrows are on display, making this the biggest scarecrow show in Japan.
Waterfall of Nunobiki
Kobe City International Section
TEL:078-322-5339

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
TEL:078-904-0708

Saijyosan Park

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.
TEL:078-591-0253

The autumn red leaves in Nara

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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

Nara Park

The Great Buddha & the autumn leaves are beautiful sights.
Nara Park Office
TEL:0742-22-0375

Totsugawa Kyo

A famous waterfall & beautiful autumn leaves.
Sightseeing Section of Totsukawa-mura Public Office
TEL:0746-62-0001

Hase Temple

Hase-dera Temple is famous as a Flower-tera Temple.
The autumn colours in the mountains and Five-Storied Pagoda are beautiful.
TEL:0744-42-9111

The autumn red leaves in Wakayama

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Wakayama Castle Park

The garden in the west is a showplace for autumn leaves.
TEL:073-435-1044

Nachi Falls

Most famous waterfall in Wakayama & for the autumn leaves.
Nachikatsuura-cho Tourist Association
TEL:0735-52-5311

Koya Ryujin Sky Line

The autumn leaves on the mountainside are beautiful.
Ryujin Tourist Association
TEL:0739-78-2222