Autumn leaves Ranzan Valley

Autumn leaves 紅葉 (koyo/ kōyō) Festival at the Ranzan valley / Gorge in 2023. Ranzan Valley¹ is a beautiful nature spot with several hiking routes in the Hiki area of Saitama Prefecture. It is particularly popular in Autumn when the leaves are in various shades of red, yellow and green.Read More →

Jomine Park winter cherry blossoms

Jomine Park in the unassuming Kamikawa Town in the North of Saitama is one of Japan’s most famous winter cherry blossoms spots. Moreover, it is one of only a handful of places in Japan where you can see red maple leaves and cherry blossoms at the same time. Normally, theRead More →

Thatched roof of a gate with red maples leaves in front of it at Heirinji in Niiza Saitama, right beside Kiyose in Tokyo

Heirinji in Niiza City, right by Kiyose in Tokyo, is one of thee most special places for autumn leaf viewing in Saitama Prefecture. More than being just beautiful, the temple has a rich and fascinating history. I have waited a long time to share information about the temple, so IRead More →

Chichibu Kegon Falls light up

The Chichibu Kegon Falls is a popular spot with professional and amateur photographers, particularly in Autumn. This is because the waterfall is framed by maple leaves. Around mid November the leaves change to tones of orange and red. The waterfall is also a popular destination for “new green” in summer.Read More →