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Autumn leaves, 紅葉 Koyo

  When we say Koyo (紅葉, autumn leaves), it generally means the yellow leaves of ginkgo and the red ones of Japanese maple called Momiji もみじ.  We hope that the typical coloring process in Kamakura shown below will be a good reference for your Koyo viewing this year.

 

  As the whole  

 

  The late November to the early December is the best times for the Koyo-Autumn leaves viewing in Kamakura.  However, it deviates somewhat back and forth depending on the weather condition and the coloring status at each place is not necessarily the same.

Last stage

park

Good to see

temple

Beginning

hiking trail

 

= Example of the irregular weather =

 

Late October, 2017

  Temperature was much lower for October and leaf-coloring began earlier than the past years. But unusual big typhoon came twice also in the month and they brought the strong onshore wind that poured salty rain on the leaves.

  More than a few colored leaves withered before the peak of Koyo season because salt is the bad influence on the autumn color.

 

Nov. 24th, 2016

  Snow fell in Kanto 関東-the greater Tokyo area on Nov. 24.  It was the first time in the last 50 years or more to have the snow in November in the Kanto region.  That unusual snow did not impact much on the progress of coloring, but destroyed the beautiful surface of walk-ways with fallen leaves in mountains.

  Koyo viewing spots  

 

  We introduce representative viewing spots as follows, but you will be able to see nice scenes at other places and even roadsides.  Walking around to find your favorite places and to see the difference of the coloring status at each spot are also a way of enjoying Kamakura's autumn leaves.

 

Park and mountain

 

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Genjiyama Park

Hanso bo (Kenchoji)

Mandala Caves

Shishimai

Park

Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail

 

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Shrine and Temple

 

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Chojuji

Engaku ji

Great Buddha

Haseddera

長寿寺

円覚寺

大仏 高徳院

長谷寺

Houkokuji

Jochiji

Jufukuji

Kacho's House

報国寺

浄智寺

寿福寺

旧華頂邸

Kaizoji

Kakuonji

Kamakuragu

Meigetsuin

海蔵寺

覚園寺

鎌倉宮

明月院

Myohonji

Tokeiji

Tsurugaoka

Hachimangu

Zuisenji

妙本寺

東慶寺

鶴岡八幡宮

瑞泉寺

  Koyo Map  

 

Check the check box Autumn walkand Hiking Trail in the map.

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