Just like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto in the Kansai region have some great spots for viewing the colourful autumn leaves. Here are the best! Unless otherwise noted, the best time is usually Mid November to early December. 1. Kiyomizudera Temple (清水寺) In our opinion...
Tokyo has some great places, most free, to see the autumn colours. Unless otherwise mentioned, the time to come for autumn leaves is mid November to early December. 1. Showa Memorial Park This former military base was turned into a huge park many...
While on a walk along the Tama Monorail, I came across Takahata-Fudoson.  It's a big tourist attraction, but seems to be off the tourist map for foreigners.  It's a great place for Autumn Colours. The entrance to the temple and...
As part of my Autumn colours adventure, I went to Showa Memorial Park.  The free park outside was so stunning, and because of the huge holiday lines I didn't actually go into the paid area!  It's well worth a visit. On...
In my quest to take as many Autumn colour pictures as possible, I ventured out to Kamakura using the Kamakura Free Pass.  If you like to see beautiful golden and red leaves and want to get out of Tokyo...
Chichibu (秩父) is a great place for hiking, about an hour or so west of Tokyo.  This week I went to see the Autumn colors on a mega 9 hour hike.  It was tiring, but the sights were amazing.....  One...
Heirin Temple is one of the best places to go near Tokyo for Autumn colours.  I went here not expecting too much.  I thought it would just be a nice park, but Heirin-ji is truly breathtaking.   The wonderfully designed temple...
Mount Takao is a great place to go during the Autumn Colours.  I recently went up to enjoy the beautiful red and golden leaves!  Check out our Mount Takao for information about how to do the hike yourself. The entrance to Mount Takao....