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Autumn Color Report 2014
Official autumn color reports by japan-guide.com

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2014/12/04 - Kanazawa Report
by raina

Legendary prince Yamato Takeru looking at you

After the sunny weather in Kyoto yesterday, I headed to Kanazawa where there was a steady rain all day today. With most of the popular autumn color spots across Japan sporting more leaves on the ground than on the branches, our autumn color reports are drawing to a close. My only stop for today was Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan's top three most beautiful landscaped gardens. The garden is very popular during autumn and spring when visitors can see the autumn colors and cherry and plum blossoms in the season.

Kenrokuen Garden was mostly green today as many of the autumn leaves had already fallen down - not at last due to strong winds that hit the area over the past couple days. Asides from the greenery, the umbrellas that everyone else was holding provided most of the color I saw at the garden. The garden was not crowded at all despite the handful of tour groups that were there. Garden staff were also preparing the trees for winter by tying supports to the branches and sweeping up the fallen pine needles and maple leaves. Entry into the garden costs 310 yen, additional fees for tea at the teahouse in the garden.

Big umbrella, small umbrella
Berry looking plant near the plum grove
Shigure-tei teahouse nestled in the trees
Garden staff sweeping up the fallen leaves
Maple leaves and pine needles
Supports are also tied to small trees
A carpet of fallen autumn leaves
Four garden staff installing winter supports on a tree.
Massive pine tree and its supports

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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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