Ichi-yo ochite tenka no aki wo shiru. "With the fall of one leaf we know autumn has come."
A couple of years ago we stumbled upon this small temple in the suburbs of Kyoto. The temple is called Komyo-in. It is off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. It is one of the sub temples of Tofukuji which is just down the street. You can just sit on the veranda for as long as you want and just take in the awesome rock garden that is bordered with Japanese maple trees. We went in the summer so the maple trees weren't in bloom, but from the vast number of maple trees it must be incredible in the fall. I just loved sitting there and taking in the quiet while looking at such a serene place. Whenever I go back to Kyoto again, I will try and spend at least an hour just sitting there.
Here is a link with more pictures and some information about Komyo-in. http://kyoto.asanoxn.com/places/higashiyama_sth/komyoin.htm#photos