As we age, we feel differently about things. When I was young, I wasn’t attracted to the maple leaves, so I didn’t know what it was like to see an adult looking at a mountain with maple leaves and shouting, “Wow, it’s beautiful… But recently, I’ve been attracted to the autumn leaves for some reason.
Even when I play golf, I often fall in love with the autumn leaves rather than the course strategy and become a nice chot. This week, on the 23rd and 24th, my wife and I went to see the autumn leaves with my wife.
The purpose was to see the autumn leaves of Odaigahara. However, if you go directly to Odaigahara, you don’t look sexy. From there, I took the Hanshin Expressway to the Minami Hanwa Expressway, left the Kashihara Interchange and went to Sakurai City. Danzan shrine? Asuka ? Tsubosaka-ji Temple ? Kawakami village ? Kamikitayama hot springs (overnight) ? Kamikitayama sightseeing ? Odaigahara ? Fudokudoku limestone cave ? and Route 169, the autumn leaves and the scenery between mountains were fully enjoyed.
The foliage of the Danzan shrine is magnificent, red, blue and yellow, but it was a little past its prime. This morning on NHK, they were showing the autumn leaves of Danzan Shrine at the height of the season, but it was not good enough. I think the peak was half a month ago.
A stone statue of the Great Sakyamuni Buddha of Tsubosaka Temple. It is a splendid stone Buddha, and when you enter the temple, you are overwhelmed by this stone statue. (On the way to Kawakami village through Asuka, I saw the sign of Tsubosakaji Temple and turned the steering wheel to the left on the spur of the moment, but this was the right decision. It’s a very good temple that cleanses the mind, and it’s very eye-opening… I hear it’s a good temple for the eyes. (Yes, it’s the temple of the story of Orisawa City…)
Tsubosaka Temple (Tsubosaka Kannon, a temple known in the city of Otorisawa of Tsubosaka Reijiki)
The Yamato Basin overlooked from Tsubosakaji Temple (the village of the Yamato Imperial Court)
The cherry blossoms are located next to the Yakushido, which is located on a small hill in Kamikitayama Onsen. It was definitely a cherry blossom, but for some reason the flowers were in full bloom. An old man was standing in the doorway of the next house, looking at this tree, and asked, “Grandpa, this tree is a cherry tree…does it bloom every year at this time? I asked out loud, but the old man just smiled and smiled.
Odaigahara (1,690 meters above sea level), the highest peak in the Kansai region
The purpose of this time was to see the autumn leaves of Odaigahara, but there was a complete lack of investigation. Odaigahara was already preparing for winter, and all the broad-leaved trees had lost their leaves and were ready for winter. But it was all good in its own way.
A frost pillar found near the summit.
The dining room at the summit. It was 12:30 at the summit, so I had to have lunch and peeked at the restaurant of the lodge.
The foliage in the mountains on Route 169.