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Autumn Color Report 2015
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2015/11/18 - Korankei Report
by raina

Autumn colors at Korankei

Today, we mix things up a little and head out of the Kansai Region, to Aichi Prefecture in the Chubu Region. My destination today was Korankei, a valley about 50 kilometers away from Nagoya, and reputably one of the best spots for autumn colors in the region. The autumn colors had already begun at the valley, with the trees along the river showing more color compared to the ones further inland. I expect the situation to improve over the next week or so, and the coming long weekend should be a good time to visit Korankei.

It takes about two hours by train and bus to get to Korankei from Nagoya, making it a leisurely day trip out of the city. There are hourly buses departing from the nearby train stations but it is advisable to check the timetable before going and for the return journey back to Nagoya.

Elsewhere around the country, Scott revisited the Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko) area yesterday and reported that the colors there are at their peak and should remain nice for a while longer. Joe was at Mount Takao in Tokyo and reported that the colors there were approaching their peak. Looks like autumn color fans will be spoilt for choice when deciding where to go this coming long weekend.

Like yesterday, I woke up to relatively clear skies despite the rain forecast for today. It was warm, slightly humid and I even got to see some sunshine. However, the weather went downhill after 10:30 in the morning once the rain started and got heavier as the day passed. Fortunately for me, I got to Korankei early and managed to avoid the heavy rain. There were bus loads of tour groups there to see the autumn colors and I had the fortune of seeing not only autumn colors, but also colorful umbrellas. The annual autumn color festival at Korankei will run till November 30 with daily illumination from sunset till 21:00.

Leaves covering Taigetsukyo Bridge
Colors were a little more developed closer to the river
Mostly green in the woods
Two roads diverged in the woods
Fallen leaves
Suspension bridge to the Sanshu Asuke Yashiki Village
Village on the left, woods on the right
Part of Korankei Hiroba
Raindrops kept falling on my head
Pastel palette
Looking at the woods across the river
Tree canopy, umbrella canopy
Maple trees on the western side of Mount Iimori
Festival stalls and autumn colors on Mount Iimori
Taigetsukyo Bridge

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List of Posts:
2015/12/09 - Tokyo Report
2015/12/04 - Kyoto Report
2015/12/03 - Tokyo Report
2015/12/01 - Kamakura Report
2015/11/27 - Tokyo Report
2015/11/27 - Kyoto Report
2015/11/27 - Nara Report
2015/11/26 - Osaka Report
2015/11/25 - Miyajima Report
2015/11/24 - Kyoto Report
2015/11/20 - Kyoto Report
2015/11/19 - Tokyo Report
2015/11/19 - Kankakei Report
2015/11/18 - Mount Mitake Report
2015/11/18 - Korankei Report
2015/11/17 - Fujigoko Report
2015/11/17 - Kyoto Report
2015/11/16 - Mount Takao Report
2015/11/13 - Kyoto Report
2015/11/12 - Tokyo Report
2015/11/11 - Hakone Report
2015/11/11 - Fukuroda Falls Report
2015/11/10 - Kyoto Report
2015/11/09 - Koyasan Report
2015/11/08 - Miyajima Report
2015/11/07 - Dazaifu Report
2015/11/06 - Fujigoko Report
2015/11/04 - Tokyo Report
2015/10/30 - Kyoto Report
2015/10/28 - Nikko Report
2015/10/26 - Bandai Report
2015/10/22 - Northern Alps Report
2015/10/21 - Northern Alps Report
2015/10/20 - Mount Fuji Report
2015/10/15 - Hachimantai Report
2015/10/15 - Nikko Report
2015/10/14 - Alpine Route Report
2015/10/14 - Towada Report
2015/10/13 - Hakkoda Report
2015/10/08 - Nasu Report
2015/10/06 - Nikko Report
2015/10/05 - Route 292 Report
2015/09/28 - Oze Report
2015/09/24 - Alpine Route Report
2015/09/17 - Daisetsuzan Report
2015/09/16 - Daisetsuzan Report