Posts Tagged ‘秋’

Enkoji temple (圓 光寺) is one of the nicer places to go for autumn maple-leaf viewing.  The temple was founded as a place for scholarship and learning in 1601 by Tokugawa Ieyasu.  It was originally in Fushimi, in the southern part of Kyoto, but in 1667 the temple was moved to its current location near […]


On Sunday I went with Richard and Michelle to Minoh Falls, one of the prime spots for watching the momiji turn red in Autumn. Richard and Michelle had another objective, however, since they’’d been up to Minoh Falls plenty of times already — they wanted to see the monkeys. The Minoh monkeys (or ““saru””) happen […]


autumn in osaka

24Nov05

It’s autumn in Osaka, which means that the temperature is beginning to fall, especially at night. Which means that it’s time for the kerosene heaters. Strangely, Japanese houses (until about the 1990s, apparently) have little or no insulation which means that when the temperature drops outside it drops inside too. Equally strangely, Japanese houses seem […]