Fall in Japan

September was the hottest in 110 years in Japan but October is a nice treat with the start of fall. While Tokyo has 20 million people and Yokohama has 10 million, the cities are full of ginkgo-lined streets and maple tree-lined parks. Followers of autumn chase the colors from Hokkaido to northern parts such as Nikko and the alps around Nagano down to Mount Fuji and Hakone.

Last weekend I went to Nikko, a World Heritage site that was not bombed during WWII. The colors were said to be late but I managed to take a nice hike around Lake Chuzenji to Ryuzu Falls.


Tomorrow I hope to explore Nagano.

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1 Response to Fall in Japan

  1. Marie says:

    Love Gingko trees! I’d never noticed Ginko trees until I lived in Japan, but now there is one right by my reserved parking spot for work, and it never fails to make me think of Nippon!

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