Visiting & Exploration, Culture & Experiences,Otsu[Fall Leaves Information] Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine

[Fall Leaves Information] Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Nestled at the foot of one of the Hieizan mountains, Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine was enshrined around 2100 years ago by Emperor Sujin, and is the head shrine of approximately 3,800 Hiyoshi, Hie and Sanno shrines throughout Japan.


There are 3000 maple trees of different varieties planted in the grounds of Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine, making it one of the best known spots for fall leaves in all of the Kansai region.



In general the leaves are best viewed between November 10 and early December, but between November 1 and November 30 the Maple Festival is held, bringing in a large number of visitors.


The entire grounds are transformed by beautiful crimson colors! There's just so much to see!


During the Maple Festival there are also illuminations at night and concert performances, allowing you to enjoy soothing melodies along with the beautiful leaves of Hiyoshi!


Spot Name
Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine Maple Festival
November 1 - November 30
Admission Contribution
300 yen
Illumination Period
During November 10 - November 25
Illumination Times
Night Time Special Admission Fee