Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I had to go up to Izumo on Monday so I dropped by Gakuen-Ji on my way back.
The fall colors were only just starting, and it was cloudy, so it was a more muted display rather than vivid.
Gakuen-Ji is, I think, my favorite temple. Nestled in the mountains to the north of Izumo Taisha, the temple is actually older than Izumo Taisha.
Except for the last couple of weeks in November when the place gets inundated with busloads of visitors, Gakuen-ji is usually empty.