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[Kansai Topic]  Autumn color in Sakamoto, Shiga

The attached is expected autumn color of Hiyoshi-taisha shrine in Sakamoto. (the attached one is past scenery of the place in late fall)
Sakamoto is located at the foot of Mt. Hiei, the World Heritage Site, and is known as a temple town. The town has some popular autumn color spots such as Hiyoshi-taisha shrine, Saikyo-ji temple, and Kyu-chikurin-in garden. Especially autumn color at Hiyoshi-taisha shrine is very impressive as leaves of some 3,000 trees turn red and gold and it’s one of must-see scenery in Shiga. “Autumn Foliage Festival” is held during November at the shrine and lighting-up is scheduled on weekends from Nob.15-30. 
Access: 20 min. walk from JR Kosei Line, “Hieizan Sakamoto” Station or 10 min. walk from “Sakamoto Station” on Keihan Railway Ishiyama Sakamoto Line