The third day was overcast and showery, but while taking shelter at the train station in Takahama in the late afternoon I was blessed with a full 180 degree rainbow that over time shrank as the rain passed.
At the start of the day I stopped in at Iwamuroinari Shrine and the splash of color against the colorful honden was nice.
At Matsunoodera, temple 29 of the Saigoku Pilgrimage there was some color, especially the gold of the Gingko tree.
In front of the temples treasure hall was a small garden with sacred rock.
At Nakayamadera temple, part of another Kannon Pilgrimage, but not part of the Saigoku, I had hoped to see inside at some of the special statuary they have, but unfortunately there was no-one about.
Another plant that very much signifies Autumn was susuki, commonly called Japanese Pampas Grass.