Kyoto is very popular for Maple leaves and very crowded with tourists in this season. You might be surprised at that Japanese people go to Canada just for Maple Leaves in autumn.
What I was curious is that this is only Japanese. Canadian or American or French what ever... are not really interested in it.
There is a word "Momiji gari" in Japanese which means "Maple Hunting". But we don't really do hunting, maybe just pick up fallen leaves. Maple Hunting means watching leaves and enjoying the beautiful view.
I went to Tofukuji Temple for "Maple Hunting". There were many people even on weekday.
Tofukuji is the most popular place for Maple leaves and I heard that 1,000 people came here last week end.
Do you think it is worth visiting Kyoto for "Momiji Gari" during autumn season?