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Autumn Leaves at the Ushiku Daibutsu Statue

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on October 21, 2015

Autumn is here and the red leaves viewing season has started! Japanese love nothing more than the changing of the seasons so they take their autumn tree viewing almost as seriously as with the cherry blossom viewings in the spring. There are even companies organizing commercial bus tours to the best places to see the nature of Japan in its autumn glory! I took these photos at the great Ushiku Daibutsu statue in Ibaraki Prefecture last year.

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Autumn Colours in Marunouchi

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on January 2, 2015

More of the fabulous autumn leaves in Marunouchi, along one of the outer moats of the Imperial Palace.

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Autumn Leaves – Imperial Palace Gardens

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on December 31, 2014

It is New Year’s eve and I am on bit of a holiday break from blogging, so here’s a few more photos of the glorious autumn leaves at the Imperial Palace Gardens. Have a safe celebration and don’t forget to visit a shrine by midnight!

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Imperial Palace Park – Marunouchi

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on December 29, 2014

Few places in Tokyo are so spectacularly glorious in both nature and human tradition as the Imperial Palace grounds and parks. I visited a couple of weeks ago while the trees still hadn’t shed all of their leaves and both them and the ground was covered in all shades of bluish green to deep red.

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