The autumn foliage in Kyoto is really at its peak now. The vivid autumn colors will gradually be fading, and it will be all gone in a week or two. November is the busiest season for Kyoto, and if you visit Kyoto without knowing where to go, you will be surrounded by many tourists.
Kyoto in the Kohyo season is far from quiet & tranquil that people generally imagine. However, there are pockets of quiet yet amazing spots in Kyoto. Your experience in Japan will be framed by when & how to visit Kyoto, and that’s when the insider knowledge makes a big difference.