Autumn Leaves & Accommodations
Visiting Japan is the perfect opportunity to experience both tradition and nature. Visitors can find tradition in all sorts of places, including temples, shrines, and even traditional homes. In Hyogo Prefecture, traditional homes called minka are being renovated and transformed into places for glamping. Near these accommodations and in other spots in the Hyogo countryside, travelers can see gorgeous fall foliage and appreciate nature during their trip.
Minka for Glamping
Check out these two glaminka spots in the prefecture:
Located in a secluded area down narrow countryside streets, Glaminka is a set of four traditional homes that were renovated by architects from all over Japan. Guests can enjoy indoor barbecuing and outdoor stargazing during their stay.
In Tamba, this traditional, 100-year-old farmhouse lodging is limited to two groups per day. The lodging’s restaurant specializes in local vegetables and venison, made possible with their chef, who is a vegetable sommelier. Guests are encouraged to enjoy sleeping under the stars and wake up in the morning mist.
In addition to glamping amidst Hyogo’s nature, visitors to Hyogo can enjoy a host of fall foliage in various cities and towns throughout the prefecture.
Near Kinosaki Onsen, Ankokuji Temple in Tanto is famous for its Dodan-Tsutsuji leaves. These leaves create a gorgeous red backdrop for the temple during November.
In the countryside of Tamba, there are about 200 Tenmoku Kaede trees, which are believed to have been brought from China by a grandson of Takamasa Adachi, a Zen master. The trees are known for richly-colored leaves in November.
The Rokko-Arima Ropeway allows passengers to travel between the Mt. Rokko mountaintop area and the Arima Onsen hot springs via a 12-minute ride. The ropeway offers a one-of-a-kind view from mid-October to November.
The fall foliage is forecasted to be at its peak in late November in Hyogo Prefecture. See JR Rail Pass for more details.
Hyogo Prefecture is easily reachable from Osaka and Kyoto by JR train. The Hyogo Tourism Bureau provides more detailed information about traveling to and within the prefecture.
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