fall colors

Kyoto temple bans photography at famous autumn foliage viewing spots

Some of Japan’s most iconic places to see the autumn leaves are now off-limits to photographers.

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Japanese astronaut shares breathtaking photo of Japan’s leaves turning red from space

Mars may be the one called the Red Planet, but this shot shows part of Earth turning a beautiful crimson.

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The 10 most beautiful places to see the autumn leaves in Japan, as chosen by travelers

Ranking of Japan’s best fall colors will have you ready to head into the great (and red) outdoors.

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Do not adjust your monitor – Hitachi Seaside Park really looks like this

I always have a tough time transitioning to autumn in Japan. Sure, the lower humidity means I can stop sweating for the first time in three months, but it’s a little disappointing leaving the office in the evening and finding the skies already completely dark. In my book, a persimmon is a poor substitute for a nice slice of watermelon. And while my wife does indeed look stylish in her snappy fall coat, if I’m being completely honest, I’d still rather see her in a bathing suit at the beach.

However, there is one saving grace to autumn: the dazzling array of fall colors. Hitachi Seaside Park may share part of its name with the electronics manufacturer founded in the same city, but there’s no technological wizardry going on here. The vivid vermillion of its foliage is 100 percent natural.

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