As we are nearing the end of November, many of the cities are reaching their peak autumn colors. Today, I visited Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa to see how the autumn colors were faring in one of Japan's top three most beautiful landscape gardens.

I am pleased to report that the colors here are at their peak with slightly more room to develop more intensity. The weather for the next few days is forecast to be both sunny and rainy, but the rain should not impact the longevity of the autumn colors negatively. I expect the peak viewing period to continue through into mid next week, but am doubtful that it will last long into December.

Until December 1, Kenrokuen Garden and the neighbouring Kanazawa Castle are illuminated from 17:30 to 21:00 (entry until 20:45). Regular daytime entry to Kenrokuen Garden costs 310 yen, but admission is free during the light up time.