Let's begin with how much the scenery changes. I have been to Japan during the spring, summer and fall. During those trips I have visited some of the same places over and over again (pretty much Kyoto, as I consider it my second home). A great example of this is Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan. My first time seeing the castle was in the summer, with all the lush greens and summer flowers. It was very beautiful and I actually thought that was all it had to offer. I went back with my husband in the spring and was pleasantly surprised by how much the castle grounds change just by the changing of the seasons. So when I went back to Japan in the fall with my husband, I made it one of the goals to see if Nijo Castle would change its surroundings again. It did! All the cherry blossoms I saw previously were gone. The cherry blossom trees were bare but the other trees on the castle grounds welcomed visitors with magnificent colors. I've never seen so many warm colors in one place. It was amazing to see the bright reds, yellows and oranges. If you've never seen colors like those before out in nature, it's like magic.
|Beginning of fall at Nijo Castle. This was my third time at Nijo Castle.|
|Zenkoji Temple in Nagano, Japan. I've never seen nature like this before.|
|Found a tree in mid-change in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto, Japan.|
|Even the leaves on the ground in Nagoya, Japan were stunning.|
|There was a line forming to take a picture under this tree at Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan.|
|I think I just stared in admiration of this tree for like 15 minutes at Zenkoji Temple in Nagoya, Japan.|
|Came across some nice changing leaves climbing up a mountain in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto, Japan.|
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