The season has arrived, and in somewhat strange order this year. The ginkgo trees are full-on gold and already carpeting their surroundings with fallen leaves, but most Japanese maples are still just showing a mere tinge of red.
Here’s what’s happening right now, and here are the best places to see them.
These are actually the advance guard of Japanese maples – the best are yet to come, so there’s plenty of time to get out and see them before the end of November! Here are more of my favorite spots in/around Tokyo.
It’s also chrysanthemum season right now, and even if you’re like me and chrysanthemums don’t come close to making the list of flowers you’d hop a train across town to see, you should go see these. You will not be disappointed!
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