Koyo desu…


If you planned to visit Japan in autumn I must say you did a great job. And I say this because starting with this month – the natural scenery of this country becomes more beautiful, more intriguing and pleasant to your eyes.

I’m talking about the colorful tree leaves – koyo – which help creating a perfect landscape – almost touched by magic.

Fire-red, orange or a beautiful dark yellow, this leaves make photographers from all over the world to come here and capture this magnificent natural show.

Deserted places become crowded in no time, and with them is brought the joy of life. What can be more life-experiencing than truly enjoying a day in the middle of the nature? All the colors, the wind, the feelings that trees can spread around this time. I can’t imagine a better image than some dark red leaves under the blessed rains, moving slowly and emanating a sweet autumn scent.

I’m a nature lover and more than that, autumn is my favorite season – so I’m too excited only thinking about those landscapes.

Some of the best koyo-viewing places are in Kyoto, Tokyo and in the northern part of Japan.

The Tokufuji Station, the Shugakuin Imperial Villa or the Nishizawa Valley are some attractive spots for tourists. The autumn leaves define Japan’s beauty til late november.

Of course that other natural elements receive a new face after the autumn begins but the koyo spectacle it’s still better than anything else.

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