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Fall colors near Tokyo

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Mt. Mitake in Autumn

The fall colors (紅葉) aren’t ripe on Mt. Mitake, near Tokyo, yet, but if you are in or near Tokyo, be sure to head up the mountain in about a month (November 15-30 time frame) for some of nature’s beauty.

Waseda University

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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

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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

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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

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Japanese Maples (紅葉) in Autumn