Ten shades of autumn in Japan
Carefully selected from more than 2300 photos taken over the course of almost an entire month, here are some of our favourite moments from the second season of fall foliage in Japan! Most of these were taken in and around Tokyo, so make sure to also check our blog post about autumn in Kyoto!
The morning sun shines through the branches of a remarkably red maple tree.
Yoyogi park on a cloudy day: the leaves are back-illuminated with a headlamp to make up for the lack of sunshine, and add some interesting shadows.
An unusual maple tree near the summit of Mt. Takao.
A single branch of a maple tree in Tokyo’s Yoyogi park has already turned red, while the rest of the tree still sports its summer coat of green.
Night illumination at the Kodaiji temple in Kyoto.
A row of gingko trees in the Showa Kinen park near Tachikawa.
After a full day spent photographing the brilliant reds and yellows of the Maple Tunnel along the northern shores of Lake Kawaguchiko, the softer hues just after sunset were a very welcome change of scenery.
A beautiful hike by the river in Okutama (between Shiromaru and Hatonosu).
The snowy cap of Mt. Fuji hidden behind the colourful leaves of the maple tunnel along the northern shores of Lake Kawaguchiko.
A morning view of colourful leaves, Mt. Fuji, and Lake Kawaguchiko.