I finally found what I was looking for; the perfect autumnal scenery. Bonus was it was while playing at one of our favourite parks, Maruyama Park in Ageo. The view is quite spectacular. If you live near Saitama and enjoy taking photos, I highly recommend it as a place to shoot those brilliant reds associated with Japanese autumn. I am not a photographer, nor do I pretend to be, so I did the best I could to take photos of the beautiful foliage with 3 children hanging off me, waiting to go to the playground!
All you need to know about Maruyama Park: