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!
Out of everywhere in Japan, autumn colors suit Kyoto the best.
Autumn colors certainly brighten up areas of gray buildings and monuments.
Autumn wonderland in Osaka’s Minoo Park. Cloudy skies make the colors pop even more.
Cross the bridge in Osaka’s Minoo Park for even more spectacular autumn colors.
Vibrant yellows brighten up the grounds of Osaka Castle Park.
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.
Amongst great uncertainty, we can seek comfort that autumn will come again.
Popular photo spot to capture Osaka Castle in all its glory.
Momiji tempura aka fried maple leaf.
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