Takao (高雄) is a thinly populated, mountainous area with three historic temples along its forested valley, a one-hour bus ride north of central Kyoto, Japan. Jingoji (神護寺), the first of these temples, is the most visited one in the area, which draws the biggest crowds during the autumn season,
Leaving the premises of Nison-in Temple, I find that it is only a few-minutes stroll through the forest to reach Jojakkoji (常寂光寺), the third and last temple this afternoon on my autumn stroll through the Sagano district of western Kyoto, Japan.
After wrapping up the visit to Seiryōji Temple, a short westbound walk through a pleasant residential area takes me to Nisonin (二尊院), the second temple on today’s autumnal tour through the Sagano district of western Kyoto, Japan.
Seiryōji (清凉寺) is a Buddhist temple in the Sagano area of Kyoto, Japan. The temple is known for its highly venerated sandalwood image of Shaka (Shakyamuni), the historical Buddha. In autumn, the changing colors of the foliage add a lively touch to the pleasant and quaint temple premises.