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When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

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Anchorage, Alaska
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When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to get few opinions on when is a good time to visit Kyoto. Which are more enjoying/captivating: the autumn leaves or the cherry blossoms?

Thanks!

Singapore, Singapore
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1. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Both are very beautiful and if you have the chance, go to Kyoto in spring AND in autumn. But if I only had one choice, I would do autumn.

Anchorage, Alaska
posts: 23
2. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Thank you! :)

London, United...
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3. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Personally I like Kyoto in autumn as the city gets more photogenic.

Anchorage, Alaska
posts: 23
4. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Can anyone suggest where to taste the best-ramen in Kyoto city centre? :)

Tokyo, Japan
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5. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Ramen is about personal preferences. You'd ask 100 people and they'd give all different replies.

Tabelog Ramen raking for Kyoto: translate.google.com/translate…

How about this one offering Kyoto-style?

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Boston...
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6. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

While it may not be the best tasting ramen, the ramen at Men Baka Ichidai set their ramen bowls on fire (sort of like a habachi experience) which definitely is amusing to watch.

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Orewa, New Zealand
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7. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

I personally love autumn, but Kyoto is beautiful no matter the season.

I prefer early spring rather than Sakura time... I love the ume (plum) flowers...

Anchorage, Alaska
posts: 23
8. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Hi there - does anyone happen to know if the autumn leaves started already in Kyoto? My husband and I are arriving on November 24-28 and will be spending the whole time in Kyoto. Did we get the best timing to enjoy the changing of the leaves? :)

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9. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Visited in both Spring and Autumn(Autumn more than once inc this month), and as Im more of a wintery person I would say Autumn (but to be honest both have lots to see of the changes in the seasons)

Leaves were already changing in Kyoto, but not being an expert 'leaf peeper' others will tell you the position they should be in by the end of the month

Anchorage, Alaska
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10. Re: When is a good time to visit Kyoto: Autumn or Spring?

Ok, thanks Scotlandscout! :)