This week has seen a considerable drop in temperatures across the country, paving the way for the autumn colors to descend into the lower elevations of eastern and western Japan. For the next couple of weeks, however, a trip to northern Japan or into higher elevations is still required to see the seasonal spectacle at its peak.
Today, I made a trip northwards to the Naruko Gorge, a famous autumn color spot in the Tohoku Region. The colors around the gorge have slightly passed the peak of their seasonal beauty, but were still very close to the peak and certainly worth the trip. They should remain pretty a few more days to come.