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Leaf Season-O-Rama

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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!

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

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Jonelle Patrick View All

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

    • 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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