Travel, Travel Journal

The Beauty of Autumn

Merry Christmas Beautiful! I miss Manila already however, Tokyo has been nothing but amazing! Just recently my husband and I went Autumn Foliage hunting for the first time together.

In Tagalog autumn is called “taglagas” but we never have this season and  I only get to see it on TV, magazines/picture and now on the internet. So just imagine my excitement when I arrived in Tokyo and see all the yellow trees lined up at the side of the road! My husband told me that I should wait until I see the autumn foliage in parks because those trees are nothing compared to what I’m about to see.

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Good lord, he was right! This Shimizudani park where I first saw Tokyo’s autumn foliage at it’s peak was in Akasaka. It’s right in front of Hotel New Otani near Nagatacho station.

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The best part was, there’s not much tourist so you get a better picture without photobombers in it. The people who works nearby usually go there to smoke so they stay in one area.

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So if you’re going on a very short business trip in Tokyo, during the Autumn season, you might as well book at Hotel New Otani in Akasaka. There’s also a lovely french restaurant nearby called Aux Bacchanales.

However, don’t take my advice just yet because this was the first park I visited.

Hunting autumn foliage is a popular past time in Japan and I know this blog is too late but here are some links you can save for next year’s Autumn trip if you’re planning a trip here in Japan.

JR East Railway’s website comes with featured destinations from spring until winter which you can always find helpful.

Japan-guide also provides a yearly autumn color reports that’s perfect for autumn foliage hunters out there.

Nevertheless, I’ve decided to pursue the beauty of Autumn and found a beautiful place which I plan to post on my next entry on this journal.

I hope you find fall season beautiful as well and stay tuned for my next blog post.

Happy Holidays!

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