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Autumn Color Report 2013
Official autumn color reports by japan-guide.com

Where to see autumn leaves? - When do trees turn colors? - What trees turn colors?
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2013/11/11 - Sakurayama Report
by sean

Sakurayama Park in Fujioka City of Gunma Prefecture is relatively unknown but a little gem of a place to see autumn colors together with winter flowering cherry blossoms. The park has thousands of these cherry trees, whose flowers bloom from around late October to December every year. Autumn colors at the park peak around mid November, making this period a great time to visit to enjoy both seasonal beauties.

The fall scenery at Sakurayama Park was very pleasant today, with many maple trees at their very best. On the other hand, I found the branches of the winter cherry trees still somewhat bare. Cherry trees of this variety never become as full with blossoms as Somei Yoshino cherry trees do, but overall I think there is still a lot of room for improvement over the next couple of weeks.

For those interested to visit, rental cars are recommended because of inconvenient public transport. Rental car outlets can be found close to Takasaki Station and Shimmachi Station.

Arriving at Sakurayama Park
Maples by a small waterfall
Photogenic pond at the park
Carp lurking
Visitors at the park
Along the close to 200 steps leading up to the peak of the park
Man taking pictures of the scenery
Mix of colors
Close up on some cherry blossoms
Observation area at the peak of the park
Back at the pond
Until December 8, illuminations are on every evening from sunset till about 20:30

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List of Posts:
2013/12/11 - Tokyo Report
2013/12/10 - Kyoto Report
2013/12/06 - Kamakura Report
2013/12/03 - Tokyo Report
2013/11/29 - Kyoto Report
2013/11/28 - Kanazawa Report
2013/11/27 - Osaka Report
2013/11/26 - Kyoto Report
2013/11/26 - Tokyo Report
2013/11/22 - Kyoto Report
2013/11/21 - Miyajima Report
2013/11/20 - Tokyo Report
2013/11/19 - Korankei Report
2013/11/18 - Kyoto Report
2013/11/18 - Fujigoko Report
2013/11/13 - Kyoto Report
2013/11/12 - Tokyo Report
2013/11/11 - Sakurayama Report
2013/11/08 - Karuizawa Report
2013/11/06 - Fujigoko Report
2013/10/30 - Towada Report
2013/10/29 - Nikko Report
2013/10/29 - Yamadera Report
2013/10/28 - Urabandai Report
2013/10/22 - Gunma Report
2013/10/18 - Nasu Report
2013/10/17 - Nikko Report
2013/10/14 - Fujisan Report
2013/10/12 - Hakkodasan Report
2013/10/10 - Oze Report
2013/10/08 - Nikko Report
2013/09/27 - Tateyama Report
2013/09/21 - Kurodake Report
2013/09/20 - Asahidake Report

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