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Leaf Season-O-Rama

It’s hard to take a bad picture of this pond at Korakuen garden in any season.

Forget those pesky cherry blossoms. Leaf season is the BEST!

Fall is the only season in which the Nezu Shrine grand gate isn’t the most wildly colored thing around.
Gotokuji temple leaves change in quiet splendor.
Blindingly gold ginkgo leaves frame the lofty eaves of Gokokuji temple in central Tokyo.
Arisugawa Park does not disappoint.

If you’d like to visit Arisugawa Park, Gokoku-ji temple, Gotoku-ji temple (they’re different!), the Nezu Shrine, Koraku-en garden, or any of the other best places to see autumn leaves in Tokyo, directions & maps to all the shrines & temples and gardens are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon!

“Without question, the best book I have read all year.” —Susan Spann, author of the Hiro Hattori mysteries

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

3 thoughts on “Leaf Season-O-Rama Leave a comment

  1. Gorgeous pictures, Jonelle. You have motivated me to go get the pictures of the Higashiyama ginko trees I’ve been planning to take.

    • I didn’t make it out to see those! Please post! I love ginko trees, and they changed so slowly this year, when I went to see the famous ones at Ichou Namiki, they were sort of half yellow and half green still! (><)

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