The Magical Red Forest
If it happens to be raining when you are invited to walk through a magical forest carpeted with five million blooming amaryllis, do not say no. Because this.
If you’re in Tokyo at the end of September and would like to see the higanbana in bloom, get thee on the train to Koma Station (it takes about an hour from Ikebukuro Station) and follow the signs (and crowd!) to the Kinchakuda site. Admission: ¥200. Use the Jorudan Train Finder to figure out the fastest/cheapest way to get there from whichever station is closest to you.
And since you’ll be on the train for a while, you’ll need something to read…
Watch the Nightshade book trailer (0:52)