Posted by: Agu
It's still hot, but it's already autumn on the calender.
Japanese people like enjoying the beauty of the plants in each season.
In autumn, many people go out for viewing autumn leaves.
It is called "Momiji Gari".
It is said this custom "Momiji Gari" started from Heian Era ( about 9-10th century).
The beauty of autumn leaves has been fascinating Japanese people for a long time.
The best season for Momiji Gari is from the middle of October to November.
Many people take a trip for viewing autumn leaves, and enjoy the hot spring as well.
A lot of Momiji Gari spots are also Onsen (hot spring) spots.
There are many Momiji Gari spots around Tokyo.
One of the most popular spots is Nikko.
It takes about 2 hours by train from Asakusa.
You can catch the direct train for Nikko from Asakusa.
It is the photo taken in Nikko.
Hakone is also popular spot for Momiji Gari.
It takes about 1 hour and a half by train from Asakusa.
It is the photo taken in Hakone.
You have enough time to make a plan to travel in Japan.
I suggest you to visit Tokyo this autumn and take a day trip for Nikko or Hakone.
Posted by: Agu (September 4, 2010 2:24 PM)