Kyoto's Tadasu-no-Mori forest, where the best time to see autumn leaves is from late November to mid-December every year, is an undisputed tourist spot in Kyoto where various trees such as zelkova, mukutree, nettletree, etc. color the autumn.
Located on the delta where the Kamo River and the Takano River meet, Tadasu-no-Mori forest is a 12-hectare historical site within the precincts of Shimogamo Shrine. Also registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site, the forest has a solemn atmosphere that conveys the spirit of humanity and preserves the ancient nature of the shrine.
As you walk along the path surrounded by 4,700 trees of about 40 different species, including trees that are 200 to 600 years old, you can relax your body and soul in the quiet and sacred atmosphere of the forest. There are also four rivers flowing through the forest: the Izumi River, the Mitarashi River, the Nara-no-Ogawa River, and the Semi-no-Ogawa River. The Semi-no-Ogawa River, which runs along the approach to the shrine, is mentioned in a waka poem written by Kamo no Chomei, the author of "Hojo-ki." The shimmering sounds of the trees and murmuring of the river really soothes the soul. In autumn, it is known for its beautiful red leaves and ginkgo trees, making it one of the best places to see autumn leaves late in Kyoto.
The seasonal scenery of the forest in the city heals people's body and soul, and also provides a place for children to learn about the activities of forest creatures and the mechanisms of nature. When you come to Kyoto, why don't you visit Tadasu-no-Mori forest and experience the grandeur of nature? If you do, please feel free to take a look at our beautiful, practical, and environmentally friendly products at our showrooms as well.
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