In autumn, we went to the Nara Hotel in Nara. The Nara Hotel opened in 1909. This hotel was government-managed until World War II, and played a role as a facility equivalent to a State Guest House at which guests of the state or the Japanese Imperial family members stayed.
This picture is of red leaves in the Garden of the Former Daijyoin Temple, which were seen from a path leading from a bus route to the entrance of the hotel. (This garden is open to the public.)
This is a part of the hotel, which we saw while walking to the entrance.
This is the entrance of the Nara Hotel.
This is the Dai-Kaidan (the main stairway), that you can see immediately at the entrance. The hotel has a small gallery on the second floor.
The following pictures are views from the second floor.
You can see the Five-Storied Pagoda of Kofuku-ji from here.
You can also go out into the garden on the first floor.
The Five-Storied Pagoda of Kofukuji Temple overlooked from Sarusawa no Ike (Sarusawa pond).
This picture is of ginkgo trees whose leaves have turned yellow.