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Posts tagged autumn

Waseda University

waseda university autumn

Waseda University (早稲田大学) – Tokyo, Japan

Last week Waseda University held its graduation ceremony. I have enjoyed seeing photos from the event on Facebook from some of my former students. I remember the 2010 ceremony very well as I was sitting on the stage but didn’t have to speak, unlike the 2009 opening ceremony which I spoke at and is now just a blur in my head.

Four Seasons

four seasons autumn chinzanso tokyo japan

Four Seasons Hotel during autumn – Chinzanso -Tokyo, Japan

Not every Four Seasons Hotel property can display the four seasons literally like the one at Chinzanso (椿山荘) in Tokyo.

Walk to Bridal Veil Falls

near bridal veil falls portland columbia river highway

The short walk to Bridal Veil Falls along the Historical Columbia River Highway features this view as you cross a wooden bridge.

Fall colors in January?

koyo autumn colors in january in tokyo

I have mentioned before how late autumn hits the Tokyo area. I’m used to fall colors in October. They don’t begin in Tokyo until November and don’t reach their peak until very late in the month or even early December.

I took today’s photo near the Imperial Palace (皇居) in January!

Japanese maples

japanese maples fall autumn

Japanese Maples (紅葉) in Autumn

Musashi Mitake Jinja (武蔵御嶽神社)

musashimitakejinja 武蔵御嶽神社

Just over three years ago we climbed Mt. Mitake, and like most mountains in Japan there was a Shinto shrine at the top. Late November is a great time of year to make this day trip from Tokyo as the colors are spectacular, and you can usually see farthest in Japan in autumn and winter when the humidity is low.

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