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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.

Japanese beauty in autumn setting

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Autumn at Chinzanso

For those of you wondering if I would ever return to posts on Japan, the answer is yes. I’ll pepper them in from here on out now that I’m back from my summer in Scandinavia. It will be a while before most of the posts are on Japan though. Sorry.

Today’s pic was my random wallpaper of the day. I was taking photos of the fall colors in Chinzanso in Tokyo when this lady came wandering through my shots by herself. I didn’t mind.

BTW, fall is late in Tokyo. Don’t plan your vacation in late September, or even October, if you want to see the fall foliage (紅葉). Mid to late November (and even early December for some trees and locations) is when the colors are at their best in and around Tokyo. You could head north to see the colors earlier in Japan.

Japanese Castle Moat?

At first glance, this scene may look like a moat surrounding a Japanese castle with the cherry blossoms in bloom. Actually, this is the Kanda River with one of Chinzanso’s restaurants in the background (Mokushundo–木春堂–to be exact). While I walked the grounds many times, I never did eat at one of the restaurants on the property. The environment was top notch, no doubt, but I just couldn’t hand over several times more cash at these establishments than what similar meals would cost a short walk away.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo (grounds at night)

I have shown you this place before. Chinzanso looks just as good, if not better, at night.

The pagoda at Chinzanso

While the colors change in my neck of the woods in October. They don’t change in Tokyo until later. Today’s pic is an example of the pagoda at Chinzanso in October. Here it is in December.

Should you want to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo (which is at this location), TravelZoo has a deal right now where you get round trip plane tickets from Los Angeles, four nights at the Four Seasons Hotel, Tokyo city tour, transfers to your hotel, and a bunch of other perks for just $1,399 a person. I think the regular price to just stay at this hotel is more than that. I wouldn’t know as I haven’t stayed here. We walked through the grounds on a regular basis when we lived a few blocks away for a year.

Japanese Bride

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The photographer made some last minute adjustments to this October bride outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Chinzanso.