Autumn leaves in Japan – picture post

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At this time of year, mid-September to mid-November (and into early December around Tokyo and Kyoto), Japan is set ablaze by the colourful Autumn leaves

If cherry blossom defines spring in Japan, autumn is all about koyo. At this time of year, mid-September to mid-November (and into early December around Tokyo and Kyoto), Japan is set ablaze by the colourful Autumn leaves.

The “koyo front” moves southwards from Hokkaido, the northern island, until it reaches the lower slopes of central and southern Japan (by the end of November).

Enjoy these pictures, courtesy of our friends at the Japan National Tourism Organisation.

Ginkgo trees in Tokyo
Ginkgo trees in Tokyo
Sitting among the Ginkgo trees in Tokyo
Sitting among the Ginkgo trees in Tokyo

Colourful leaves in Tokyo

Walking under the Ginkgo trees in Tokyo
Walking under the Ginkgo trees in Tokyo
Tokyo in Autumn
Tokyo in Autumn
Towada-Hachimantai National Park in Akita Prefecture
Towada-Hachimantai National Park in Akita Prefecture
Sankeien Garden in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Sankeien Garden in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Kaminoyama Castle in Kamiyama City, Yamagata Prefecture
Kaminoyama Castle in Kamiyama City, Yamagata Prefecture
Mt. Hakkodasan in Aomori
Mt. Hakkodasan in Aomori
Mt. Kurikoma in Miyagi Prefecture
Mt. Kurikoma in Miyagi Prefecture
Kiyomizu-dera, the temple of the Goddess of Mercy, Kyoto
Kiyomizu-dera, the temple of the Goddess of Mercy, Kyoto
Miidera Temple, Otsu city, Shiga Prefecture
Miidera Temple, Otsu city, Shiga Prefecture
Autumn colours surrounding Gakuenji Temple in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture
Autumn colours surrounding Gakuenji Temple in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture
Deer at Nara Park, Nara Prefecture
Deer at Nara Park, Nara Prefecture. Nara Park is a popular day trip from Kyoto or Osaka
Enkoji temple in Kyoto
Enkoji temple in Kyoto
Autumn foliage in Kyoto
Autumn foliage in Kyoto
An Autumn banquet at Matsue Vogel Park in Matsue City, Shimane
An Autumn banquet at Matsue Vogel Park in Matsue City, Shimane
A sightseeing trip along Lake Akan in Hokkaido Prefecture
A sightseeing trip along Lake Akan in Hokkaido Prefecture
Walking among the Maple trees in Musashi Hillside National Government Park, Saitama Prefecture
Walking among the Maple trees in Musashi Hillside National Government Park
Autumnal foliage in Gakuenji Temple, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture
Autumnal foliage in Gakuenji Temple, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture
Autumn leaves in Japan – picture post was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3252 posts)

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