A First Taste of Japan in the Fall

I think I might be developing a serious case of Mal d’Asie, not unlike those who have visited Africa and can’t get rid of a feeling of nostalgia and longing desire to go back there, called Mal d’Afrique.

In recent years I’ve traveled to the UAE, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, and just few months ago to Japan as well.

While Japan was not always at the top of my bucket list, I had found good flight ticket prices and wanted to scout some locations for a couple upcoming photo tours, so I decided it was time to go.

I picked the month of November mostly because I found the cheapest flights, almost unaware of the fact that it is one of the best months to visit Japan and it’s when the momiji (red leaves) are at their most beautiful.

As luck would have it, we got our trip to coincide with peak fall color in some locations and so the photo opportunities were abundant.

The photos below were taken in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nikko, Nara, Kanazawa, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, and Kawaguchiko. That’s a lot of locations for less than two weeks on the ground, so I’m going to go back at the first occasion, which will be during one of the following photo tours:

Would you like to join me on one of those trips? Just let me know!

Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa
Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa
Fujimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto
Fujimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto
Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo
Ninnen-zaka, Kyoto
Ninnen-zaka, Kyoto
Shirakawa-go
Shirakawa-go
Mt. Fuji and red leaves, Kawaguchiko
Mt. Fuji and red leaves, Kawaguchiko
Nikko
Nikko
Buddhist Temple, Takayama
Buddhist Temple, Takayama
Takayama
Takayama
Sake bottle
Sake
Shō-do, the ancient art of calligraphy
Shō-do, the ancient art of calligraphy
Chureito Pagoda and Mt. Fuji
Chureito Pagoda and Mt. Fuji
Daibutsu-den, Nara
Daibutsu-den, Nara

Comments 1

  1. Wonderful shots. I went in late October once. Nice weather but we were too early for the color. Unfortunately we couldn’t see Mt Fuji while we were there. It was supposed to be clear the day after we left.

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