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2014/11/21 - Osaka Report
by raina

Waterfall at Minoo Park and those who completed half of their morning walk

After visiting Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nagoya this week, it was about time to show some love to Osaka. My plan for today was to go to Minoo Park, about 30 minutes north of the city.

I started my journey from Hankyu Minoo Station, taking about 45 minutes to walk to the waterfall. I caught up with a handful of retirees in their morning walk towards the waterfall and seeing them made me wish I had a matching tracksuit on as well. There were maple trees along the route and depending on how much sunshine the trees got where they were, the state of the autumn colors ranged from still green, to at their peak. Regardless of the state of autumn colors, it was nice to be walking in a somewhat natural park and admiring the lovely scenery.

Colors were best midway into the route around the insectarium and Ryuanji Temple, with the maple trees near the red bridge at their peak. From there, the colors got a little less intense as I got closer to the waterfall, with patches of color where the sunshine had pierced through the canopy. The maple trees around the waterfall were just before peak and look set to be at their best in a few more days. On my way back to the station, I passed many groups of hikers as well as groups of senior adults on a nature workshop.

The porch of a guesthouse looking very picturesque with the rickshaw and maple tree
Road in front of the insectarium looking pretty
Ryuanji Temple
Red bridge near Ryuanji Temple
Green maple trees and power cables
All this color a few steps away from the previous picture
Autumn colors developing earlier where there is sunshine
Colors along the way
Plants growing on plants
A piece of blue sky for today
I saw a guy having a morning beer inside, effectively cancelling out his morning walk
Shop on the left, walking trails on the right
Sunlight streaming into the park
Maple trees around the waterfall and a red bridge in front of it

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List of Posts:
2014/12/05 - Tokyo Report
2014/12/04 - Kanazawa Report
2014/12/03 - Kyoto Report
2014/12/02 - Kamakura Report
2014/11/28 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/27 - Tokyo Report
2014/11/26 - Nara Report
2014/11/25 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/21 - Osaka Report
2014/11/20 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/19 - Korankei Report
2014/11/18 - Miyajima Report
2014/11/18 - Tokyo Report
2014/11/17 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/14 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/14 - Himeji Report
2014/11/13 - Fuji Report
2014/11/13 - Tokyo Report
2014/11/12 - Eiheiji Report
2014/11/11 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/07 - Tokyo Report
2014/11/07 - Kyoto Report
2014/11/06 - Yamadera Report
2014/11/04 - Fuji Report
2014/11/04 - Hakone Report
2014/10/31 - Karuizawa Report
2014/10/29 - Shima Onsen Report
2014/10/24 - Fuji Report
2014/10/21 - Bandai Report
2014/10/21 - Nikko Report
2014/10/20 - Towada Report
2014/10/16 - Tateyama Report
2014/10/15 - Kurikoma Report
2014/10/08 - Nasu Report
2014/10/07 - Nikko Report
2014/10/01 - Oze Report
2014/09/29 - Tateyama Report
2014/09/26 - Nikko Report
2014/09/19 - Tokachidake Report
2014/09/18 - Kurodake Report
2014/09/17 - Asahidake Report

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