2017/10/26

2017/10/26 - Towada Report

This year's autumn color 'front' continues its annual sweep down the country, from north to south and from higher to lower altitudes...
2016/10/25

2016/10/25 - Towada Report

As this year's autumn color front is finishing sweeping down the country's alpine slopes, the lower elevations of Hokkaido and Japan's rugged northern Tohoku Region are now approaching their peak color, and our team is hitting the road to cover the action...
2016/10/14

2016/10/14 - Hakkoda Report

Today, I headed further north to Mount Hakkoda, a set of volcanic peaks in Aomori Prefecture. Like Mount Kurikoma where I was yesterday, Mount Hakkoda is known for its seasonal beauty, and one of the first places in...
2015/10/14

2015/10/14 - Towada Report

After a cold and unexpectedly snowy night on Mount Hakkoda, I continued my autumn color reporting from Japan's northern Tohoku region today making my way deeper...
2015/10/13

2015/10/13 - Hakkoda Report

In Japan, the north is often synonymous with the great outdoors, and for travelers hoping to experience autumn colors in a natural, expansive setting, Tohoku, the northernmost region...
2014/10/20

2014/10/20 - Towada Report

Today I visited Lake Towada and the Oirase stream in the Tohoku Region. Located way up in the northern most part of the region, Lake Towada...
2013/10/30

2013/10/30 - Towada Report

Today I visited Lake Towada and the Oirase Stream for our final autumn color (koyo) report of the year from the Tohoku Region....
2012/10/31

2012/10/31 - Towada Report

Today I completed my late October Tohoku reporting with a visit to Lake Towada (Towadako) way up north in the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. The largest caldera lake in Japan, Lake Towada...
2011/10/27

2011/10/27 - Towadako Report

This year's last autumn color report from the Tohoku Region comes from Lake Towada and Oirase Stream, a picturesque stream that flows out of the lake and down a...