Posts Tagged ‘fall colors’

Enkoji temple (圓 光寺) is one of the nicer places to go for autumn maple-leaf viewing.  The temple was founded as a place for scholarship and learning in 1601 by Tokugawa Ieyasu.  It was originally in Fushimi, in the southern part of Kyoto, but in 1667 the temple was moved to its current location near […]

Since autumn is here and the maple-viewing season is almost upon us, I thought I would drop a few seasonally appropriate posts.  These shots were taken a few years ago on a trip to Shisendo temple (詩仙堂) that was taken together with the lovely Ohta Ikuko.  Shisendo is especially famous for its maple trees, which […]

On Sunday I went with Richard and Michelle to Minoh Falls, one of the prime spots for watching the momiji turn red in Autumn. Richard and Michelle had another objective, however, since they’’d been up to Minoh Falls plenty of times already — they wanted to see the monkeys. The Minoh monkeys (or ““saru””) happen […]

autumn in osaka


It’s autumn in Osaka, which means that the temperature is beginning to fall, especially at night. Which means that it’s time for the kerosene heaters. Strangely, Japanese houses (until about the 1990s, apparently) have little or no insulation which means that when the temperature drops outside it drops inside too. Equally strangely, Japanese houses seem […]