Red Maple Carpet at a Flower Temple

Reflection of autumn leaves on an entire floor

By Masayoshi Hirose    - 1 min read

Hese-dera Temple, which is also called 'The Temple of Flowers', provides impressive scenic beauty each season. In spring, you can enjoy beautiful weeping cherry trees and various peonies in bloom.

But what you should not miss is the maple trees in autumn. This is a unique feature created by the temple's hillside location. There is a difference of temperatures (due to the altitude difference) even within the temple grounds, which makes the maple trees here last longer than other maple trees in other areas.

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

Original by Masayoshi Hirose