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.
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!