Heirin-ji, my favourite autumn spot in (or rather near; it's in Saitama) Tokyo. I've written about it before (link), and there's nothing to add except ... egad, gadzooks, zounds and zooterkins, the crowds! Please remember that my definition of "crowd" is 10+. When it reaches a level of thousands, I start panicking. What am I doing in Tokyo then? As I've explained before, I don't know. Next question? Anyway, I usually arrive at this temple so early that I'm already in line when the gate opens at 9 am, but this year I went much later. So many visitors, and 99% of them at least 99 years old. Help. Shoot me when I'm 75. No, really. Read this.
|Not particularly autumnish, but I have to start with this one.|
|The further you move from the main temple, the quieter the paths.|
|Not Heirin-ji, but along the way from the station to the temple (above and below)|