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Get Ready for Autumn Leaves in Kansai

September 26, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

castlefallKansai will soon be alive with the fiery colors of  the changing autumn leaves. In Japan, momiji-gari (autumn leaf viewing) is just as popular as cherry blossom viewing in the spring, and televised weather reports include the status of leaves in Japan as they change–a sort of “autumn leaves front” moving from north to south through Japan.

One of my favorite sites, Japan-guide.com, prepares a detailed report to let you know when and where to go to see the beauty of the changing seasons in Japan. Check out Japan-guide.com’s autumn leaves report now and start planning for some stunning Kansai scenery. Although this site does not list information on Osaka (although it does include surrounding areas such as Kyoto and Nara), I can personally recommend Minoh Park as a great spot to see autumn leaves. If you want to stay in Osaka City, Osaka Castle Park is a good option.

The best time for momiji-gari in Kansai will be November.

  1. Caroline
    September 26, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I love going to the Japanese gardens here in the fall- the maples are some of the prettiest trees I have ever seen!

    • osakainsider
      October 1, 2009 at 6:17 am

      I want to go to the Portland garden sometime 🙂 It would be interesting to see a Japanese garden in an Oregon climate. Here they have to take special pains to grow moss on the rocks (or so I hear), which I imagine would be easy in Oregon.

  2. October 1, 2009 at 3:04 am

    I would like to experience going to the park just to relax and savor the view. Since I live in a 2-season country (summer and rainy season) I would like to experience what autumn feels like.

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