“The more you know, the more interesting Nara is” Autumn leaves season Stroll around Kumano Kodo


In Totsukawa Village, Nara Prefecture, we are conducting a campaign to introduce recommended sightseeing spots in Nara, such as autumn leaves, to coincide with the autumn holiday season in November 2021.

A pilgrimage route that runs through the steep mountains that connects Mt. Koya to Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine.

The small side road that connects the steep mountains of the Kii Peninsula can usually be traversed in 3 nights and 4 days. However, there are areas with few accommodations on the route, which made it difficult to plan a vertical run. This time, we will carry out a demonstration operation of a free shuttle bus that connects the area and the hot spring inn. Please enjoy Kumano Kodo Kobeji in autumn.

Bus usage fee: Free
Target audience: Those who stay in Totsukawa Village
Application: ① Book accommodation
②Book a bus from the dedicated Google Form at least 2 days in advance
③Answer the questionnaire after using
Period: Now being held-Tuesday, November 30 *Operates daily (however, reservation required)
Service: Round trip from Miuraguchi (Imoze, Totsukawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara) to Totsukawa Onsenkyo
Contact: “The more you know, the more interesting Nara is” Executive Committee member Totsukawa Village Industry Division 0746-62-0004

>Campaign official page

Ginkgo biloba at Mitsue Village Kasuga Shrine

In the precincts of Kasuga Shrine in Tsuchiyahara, Mitsue Village, there is a large ginkgo tree with a height of 20m designated as a protected tree in Nara Prefecture. Because the tip of the leaf is wrapped like a trumpet, it is known as a ginkgo biloba.
It is a ginkgo tree with a rare shape nationwide. During the fall foliage season in mid-November, the leaves are dyed in a bright golden color, and the sight of the fallen leaves covering the precincts is as beautiful as a golden carpet.

Kasuga Shrine

Location: 1249 Tsuchiyahara, Mitsue-mura, Uda-gun, Nara
Access: ・Approximately 60 minutes from Meihan National Highway / Hari IC via National Highway 369, Haibara-ku, Uda City
・Approximately 60 minutes from Nabari National Highway / Ueno IC via National Highway 368, Nabari City
Contact: “The more you know, the more interesting Nara is” Executive Committee member Mitsue Village Office Murazukuri Promotion Division 0745-95-2001

Autumn leaves of Taima-dera in Katsuragi city

Taima-dera is known as a temple related to Chujohime. As autumn deepens, the vast precincts are brilliantly colored. Please come to Taima-dera Temple, which is full of beautiful autumn leaves and charm.

Taima-dera Okunoin

Location: 1263 Taima, Katsuragi City, Nara Prefecture
Access: About a 15-minute walk west from Taimadera Station on the Kintetsu-Minami Osaka Line
Contact: “The more you know, the more interesting Nara is” Executive Committee member Katsuragi City Hall Commerce, Industry and Tourism Division 0745-44-5111

>Click here for autumn leaves information

Tenri City Chogakuji Temple Great Hell Painting Release

One treasured “Great Hell Painting” consisting of 9 width (3.5m in height and 11m in width) shafts that are handed down to Chogakuji Temple. The Sanzu River, the eight great hells, the hunger, the brute, the Shurado, the Ten Kings trial map, etc. are beautifully drawn on the entire screen. The priest’s e-toki preaching starts around 13:00 on Saturdays and Sundays in November. Please contact us for weekdays.

Koyasan Shingon Sect Chogakuji Temple

Period: 2021 October 23rd – November 30th
Location: 508 Yanagimotocho, Tenri City, Nara Prefecture
Admission fee: Adult 400 yen
High school student 350 yen
Junior high school student 300 yen
Elementary school student 250 yen
Free for children under elementary school
Access: Car: From the Nishi Meihan Expressway Tenri IC, take Route 169 south for about 6 km.
JR: Get off at Yanagimoto Station on the JR Sakurai Line and walk east for 20 minutes. (5 minutes by taxi)
Bus: From Kintetsu Tenri Station, take the direction of Sakurai, and from Kintetsu Sakurai Station, take the direction of Tenri to Uenagaoka. Get off at Chogakuji Temple. It is a 5-minute walk to the east.
Contact: “The more you know, the more interesting Nara is” Executive Committee member Chogakuji Temple, Tenri City 0743-66-1051

>Chogakuji official website



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