November is the perfect time to visit Kyoto. Because it was just starting to get cold at night, the Japanese maples were turning amazing shades of red, orange and purple. The leaves at the tops of the trees are exposed to the light and cold, so they turn red first.
Kotu-In Zen Temple
Bill and I enjoying the temple. Photo by our wonderful guide, Kenzo Sato.
Japanese maple leaves study.
The trees outside of the ryokan.