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: