Although the leaves are not necessarily as dramatic this year as usual due to the strange weather, there were still some nice fall scenes at Shinjuku Gyoen this year.
Visiting Mount Takao
The weather was nice, so Yoko and I headed out to Mount Takao (near Tokyo). Although it was not quite the right time to see the hillsides covered in trees in fall foliage, it was still a nice hike.
Shooting Autumn Photos at Shinjuku Gyoen (2011)
Today the weather was nice and it was a quiet weekday morning so I decided to go out and shoot some autumn photos at Shinjuku Gyoen. It was really nice and relaxing with so few people there. In the past it has always been a challenge shooting on the weekends as there are usually more shooters that trees in the park. If you have some time, please take a look at some of the photos I took.
This Year’s Hanami Season
Every year I have been in Japan I have gone out to take some photos of the cherry blossoms in the spring and do a bit of hanami (flower watching). This year the blossoms weren’t quite as nice as usual. Whether it is due to the weather or to the somber mood I am not sure, but they were just not as appealing as usual. That being said, I still got out and shot some nice photos this season. Enjoy!