Kyoto Autumn Foliage (Sort Of)
The leaves just starting to turn fall colors in Okazaki, Kyoto, Japan, November 2006
Nothing Spectacular Yet

I've been asked for the last month when I'm going to post fall-foliage pictures of Kyoto. Well, for the last month, I've been wondering when the fall foliage season will start!

Some of the leaves are finally starting to turn. I took a short stroll today and snapped a few pictures. (They are all geoencoded, so you can use something like my image-data viewer to see a map of where they were taken.)

The picture above was taken from the middle of Nijo Street, facing east. Some of the trees have started to turn, but none are really brilliant, and the trees in the mountains have barely budged (and yes, they're mostly deciduous, as this picture of me up on the mountain last year shows).

A bit closer to home, the Kyoto Biwako canal as seen from the corner of Nioomon and Reisen, looking North:

The leaves just
starting to turn fall colors, next to the Kyoto Biwako Canal in Okazaki,
Kyoto, Japan, November 2006
The leaves just
starting to turn fall colors in Okazaki, Kyoto, Japan, November
A man
photographs his young child in a park in Kyoto, Japan, as the leaves just
start to change to autumn colors

That last picture is the playground where Anthony often plays, with the legs of the main gate of the Heian Shrine visible in the background.

Comments so far....

I’m glad to see that the leaves are still mostly green! I’ll be in Kyoto from Nov. 22-Dec. 2, so it looks like the leaves should be hitting their peak somewhere in that time frame…

— comment by Marius Moore on November 18th, 2006 at 12:25am JST (7 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I like the frames.

— comment by Anne on September 2nd, 2012 at 3:48pm JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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