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Little Kyoto, Autumn Leaf-peeping
at Gujo Hachiman

Writer : TABITABI Gujo Editor Team
Posted date: 2022-02-22 Last updated: 2022-03-02
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Old city view with read autumn leaves and quaint scenery make the autumn in Gujo Hachiman an enjoyable season. Momiji-matsuri (Autumn leaves festival) is held every early November. Many locals and visitors come during the festival. We also join the Momiji-meguri (Autumn leaf-peeping) in Gujo Hachiman also called “Little Kyoto”.

Main event of the Momoji-meguri is Gujo Hachiman Castle

Speaking of Gujo Hachiman,Gujo Hachiman Castle is the most significant historic spot. It is the oldest wooden rebuilt castle in Japan. Cherry blossom in spring, fresh verdure in summer, Momiji in autumn and snow in winter expressing different faces of the castle throughout the year.

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The castle is located on the peak of a mountain. You can drive your car up to the peak, but we decide to park our car at the middle of the mountain and have a 10-minute walk, enjoying the view during the walk.

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Gujo Hachiman Castle is painted in all red. Trees around the castle are all in red. It is so wonderful! After seeing the autumn leaves, we enter this wooden castle feeling its old days.

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Climbing up to the 4th and 5th floor, you can see the great view of Gujo Hachiman. The beautiful autumn leaves created a piece of gorgeous art.

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Do not forget to get your castle stamp (300JPY each) before you leave. Paper used is “Mino-washi (Mino Japanese paper)” made by craftsmen.

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From 8th November, Gujo Hachiman Castle starts lighting up at night. Fantastic lights make the Momiji and the castle more beautiful!

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