No.1 Autumn Color Spot in Nara - 📍Tanzan Shrine, Nara
Tanzan Shrine pagoda
Tanzan Shrine is located in Sakurai City, in the middle of Nara Prefecture.
It's also known as the place where Prince Chudai-ni and Kamatari Nakatomi had a meeting about the coup d'etat of the ""Taika-no-Kaishin"", which is very famous in Japanese history, about 1380 years ago.
The shrine is also known as the place where Imperial prince Nakanoooenoouji and Kamatari Nakatomi had a discussion about the coup d'etat of the Taika Reform.
Tanzan Shrine lanterns
This shrine is also known as the ""Nikko Toshogu of the West,"" and the contrast between the world's only wooden thirteen-story pagoda and the autumn leaves is very impressive.
Around November, the autumn leaves will be in full bloom.
Every year, a maple leaf festival is held from mid-November, and you can enjoy the ‘light-ups’ (trees being lit up with coloured lights at night) of the maple leaves.
Please visit Tanzan Shrine during the autumn foliage season!
Best time to see the autumn leaves: mid-November to early December