Fall Outings

Autumn in Japan: Aoni Onsen in Aomori

Nov 2020

If it was not for the promise of surrounding fall colors and an onsen only lit up with oil lamps, I would not find my way to the wonderful Aoni Onsen in Aomori and finally connect with the onsen experience. Aoni Onsen was like a scene from one of the novels of Tanazaki with its very traditional feel with each guest perfectly playing the part.

Autumn in Japan: Lake Towada and Oirase Stream

Oct 2020

Visiting Lake Towada has been on my list for some time as a fall outing but it was not until this year that I found the opportunity by timing it relatively right. Timing your trip for the peak fall colors is usually a difficult task.

Autumn in Japan: Nikko

Oct 2020

Even though we do not have to choose, I will get this out of the way right away. I would in any given year happily give up sakura season for an extended fall in Japan.

Kanazawa Castle

One Fine City // I spent ten days in Kanazawa in late November 2018, amazed with the fall colors and the classiness of the city. You can read my travel notes and tips here.


Yakushima // Photos from my three, luckily long, trips to Yakushima. One of the most rewarding nature destinations in Japan.

Fall Photo Galleries

Fall in Tokyo


Fall in Tokyo // Foliage photos from one of the most underrated koyo destinations in Japan, Tokyo.

Fall in Tohoku


Trying to post more regularly on instagram from recent fall outings in Japan – https://instagram.com/bizarrejourneys.

Autumn in Nikko


Okunikko // Nikko Wide Area Pass is an exceptionally advantageous rail and pass bus available to foreign residents of Japan.

Walks and Rides in Japan