As autumn sets in and the leaves start transforming Japan’s forests and mountains into golden, fiery and crimson hues, an almost primal urge calls us to flock to this magical flora on outings and countryside cruise.
Mount Bandai in Fukushima Prefecture has made its transformation to autumn colors. Nearby, Goshikinuma, the five-color ponds, is a popular destination to view the colors of the season as well as a view of the majestic mountain.
Tokyo is home to countless big and beautiful gardens which act as the city’s lungs, creating pleasant pockets of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. I have seen quite a few already, and each of them is uniquely beautiful.