Summary: Our quest to enjoy autumn colors in Japan is a success.
The last time I traveled to Japan, I came in April and hit the peak of the cherry blossoms. This time, we hoped to catch the autumn colors. Our Japanese friends advised us coming in November would be ideal.
The first several days in Japan I spied only lone trees that had turned and worried the full colors wouldn’t present until after we left Japan. But when we arrived in Kyoto, Ishiyama, and subsequent destinations, we were rewarded with many beautiful fall colors.
Here is a selection of pictures featuring the maple, cherry, and ginko trees we saw in full autumn splendor.