Today we're back in the Kansai Region with Schauwecker in Nara where he reported that the autumn colors are at their peak, while I head further west to Miyajima not far from Hiroshima in the Chugoku Region. I am pleased to report that the autumn colors at Miyajima are also at their peak, though bordering on the edge of almost past their peak, when I was there today. I expect this coming weekend to be one of the last few chances to see some vibrant colors at Miyajima before the leaves start to fall in larger numbers.

The main places to see autumn colors on Miyajima are around Daisho-in Temple and in the Momijidani (Maple Valley) not far from the lower ropeway station. Overall, the colors were quite vibrant but there were also a fair number of fallen maple leaves on the ground as well. I would advise those who are planning to visit Miyajima to see some autumn colors to go sooner than later.