I know it’s already well into December and people are starting to live without the beautiful colored leaves of autumn. My wife Yoko and I went on a total of five trips into the country this fall with the primary purpose of seeing maples, poplars, birches, cherriers and other deciduous tree species change color. This year has been particularly good, best in many years, primarily because the weather has been very stable. Typhoons and heavy rain have to some extent diminished or ruined momiji-gari in recent years, but not this year. It has been a sight to behold.
Our favorite momiji-gari destination this year was Tamba ( 丹波 ) which is in Hyogo-ken Sasayama and Sanda cities up country Route 12 heading north out of Inagawa and Route 37 coming from Sanda off the 176. Vast areas of pristine deciduous range exists up there, and thanks to the flawless autumn this year, the colors and patterns were simply exqusite.
So don’t miss out next year!
Martin Werner Zander, Smith’s Partner
Smith’s School of English Franchise Owner, Fukushima Umeda Osaka
月謝制のスミス英会話 福島 校 梅田 校 大阪市
Smith’s School of English Franchise Owner, Kotoen Nigawa Sakasegawa Nishinomiya
月謝制のスミス英会話 甲東園 校 仁川 校 逆瀬川 校 西宮市