Red maple leaves at Shinyo-do Temple – image © Damien Douxchamps
Not far from Ginkaku-ji Temple, up on Yoshida-yama Hill, you’ll find the lovely Shinyo-do Temple. This is one of the city’s best foliage spots due to the number of maples dotted around the grounds.
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