In Photos: Osaka Autumn 2016

I often have difficulty choosing which season in Japan I love most: spring or autumn. Each season colors the country in a different way that stops me in my tracks and takes my breath away. When spring comes, I declare it my favorite until autumn rolls around once more, then I’m not so sure. You know, I love them both equally so there is no need to pick a favorite. But since the year is coming to a close and another autumn in Japan has passed so quickly, I thought I’d share some of my favorite photos¬†from the season in a photo essay (haven’t done one of these in a while), this edition from Osaka. Enjoy!

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Out of everywhere in Japan, autumn colors suit Kyoto the best.

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Autumn colors certainly brighten up areas of gray buildings and monuments.

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Autumn wonderland in Osaka’s Minoo Park. Cloudy skies make the colors pop even more.

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Cross the bridge in Osaka’s Minoo Park for even more spectacular autumn colors.

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Vibrant yellows brighten up the grounds of Osaka Castle Park.

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Even though autumn colors come every year, Japanese people appreciate them with a child like sense of wonder, as if they’re seeing them for the first time. It’s such a joyous time of year, and I really love how much Japanese people love, respect, and care for nature.

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Amongst great uncertainty, we can seek comfort that autumn will come again.

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Popular photo spot to capture Osaka Castle in all its glory.

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Momiji tempura aka fried maple leaf.

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