In this post I mentioned about late autumn being a peak tourist season in Japan, particularly Kyoto because the buddhist temples there mix well with the red maple trees. So how was a temple like? OK this was what we got. I will try to post some pictures on the temples’ scenery later but first let this picture tell you why we went to find the botanical garden.
Tōfuku-ji is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto and it is one of the most crowded spots for two reasons: (1) It has a wooden bridge called Tsuten-kyo (literally meaning a bridge to the sky) which is a very good view point to a large area of maple trees (2) It is conveniently very close to the Kyoto train station.
When I took the picture I added a zoom effect to make it a bit more dramatic. Also as the people are actually moving, the zoom effect helps to add back the sense of action. There were really a lot of people there – but that temple was truly beautiful so we were all there for very good reason.