Autumn Buddha at Tennō-ji (天王寺) in Yanaka
Photos taken along Shakujigawa, a river that flows through Kita-ku and Itabashi-ku in Tokyo.
Yoshino Baigō (吉野梅郷) is a plum garden near Hinatawada Station on the Ōme Line in Okutama. It has 25 000 trees in 100 different varieties, and is arguably the best spot for plum blossoms in Tokyo. The trees are in full bloom right now.
You can still see signs of autumn in Tokyo, since some Japanese maples don’t change colour until mid-December or later. I took these photos at Zōjō-ji in Minato-ku earlier this week.
Tokyo usually escapes the worst of the typhoons that hit Japan in September, but we do get to see beautiful thunderheads as the typhoon approaches.