There are many places in Shimane where we can enjoy autumn leaf viewing. I hope I have time to go to these places this year. Some of the best places are temples. There is a temple in Yasugi City called “Kiyomizu-dera”. It has the same name as the famous temple in Kyoto. However, the Kiyomizu-dera in Yasugi doesn’t have so many visitors, so the atmosphere is calm and quiet. It is famous for its pagoda and autumn leaves.
There is a temple in Izumo City called Gakuen-ji. This temple is in the mountains. It is surrounded by forest. We have to climb many steps to get to the top of the temple. From the top, we can see beautiful mountains in red, yellow and orange. Many people visit in autumn, but at other times during the year, it is quiet. It is a nice place to visit and think about things. I used to go quite often, but recently, I haven’t had time.
The area around Matsue Castle is also nice in the autumn time. The castle grounds and forest are nice places to stroll around in any season, but for me, autumn is the best. I will try to go this year and take many pictures.
By Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press