I took some time out of my research schedule to go hiking not far from Tokyo proper last week, and was not disappointed by the beautiful scenery on the trails out Mt. Mitake. What I didn’t realize, however, was that even though it’s almost the end of October, it wasn’t quite time for really good 紅葉 (autumn color) viewing in the mountains yet near me. So today’s fun link is a quick reference for the best autumn leaves forecast around Japan this year from Japan Guide, which offers maps and charts for the best times to see the fall leaves all across the country. Laid out by region, it’s a great way to figure out when you should be planning that hike in your area and also includes updates on what places are turning now! There’s also lots of guides out there to the best and most well-known fall viewing spots in English and in Japanese, which you can find easily from basic internet searches, so go wild!
Take advantage of the cool weather and decrease in mosquitoes and enjoy fall in Japan!
Happy weekend, everybody! 🙂