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Hinokawa Dam Park 日野川ダム公園
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San-mon Gate. Built in 1802. 三門
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Benten-do
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Looks like the trees are on fire. Rikugien Garden, Tokyo
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Bridge at Rikugien Garden, Tokyo
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Rikugien Garden, Tokyo
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Hachiman-yama Castle wall
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Roses in Hibiya Park, Tokyo.
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The results can be quite spectacular or subtle. Chrysanthemums are called "kiku" in Japanese. The ordinary chrysanthemums sold by your neighborhood flower shop are mainly used for funerals or memorial services.
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This is the original species of chrysanthemum. The Imperial family crest is also based on this species of chrysanthemum which was introduced to Japan from China.
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Very beautiful and subtle color tones.
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This looks more like something you would find in a tropical ocean.
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Kubi-kake is the name of this large ginkgo tree in Hibiya Park.
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From mid-Nov. to early Dec., the garden is beautifully lit up at night until 9 pm. Note that although the castle tower is also lit up, you cannot enter the castle grounds after 5 pm.
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Hikone Castle and Genkyu-en Garden in fall
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Kiyotaki Tokugen-in temple's three-story pagoda in Maibara, Shiga.
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Incredibly beautiful
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At the top of the stairs
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Oda Nobunaga burned Saimyoji right after scorching Enryakuji on Mt. Hiei. Fortunately, the main hall and the pagoda survived. 3-story pagoda, a National Treasure
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3-story pagoda and fall colors. Photography is not allowed inside, but I highly recommend going inside. Admission 1,000 yen.
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Temple Hondo
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More yellow and red
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Kongorinji's Main temple roof drowning in fall leaves
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Beauitful leaves
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On the nearby shore, a few more maple trees.
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Lake Kawaguchi, Yamanashi.
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Sakamoto Ryoma and wife Oryo as chrysanthemum dolls called kiku ningyo. Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Tokyo 菊人形
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Ryoma bears a resemblance to Fukuyama Masaharu who portrays Ryoma in the TV series.
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Notice the Black Ships (Kurofune) in the background. Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Tokyo.
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This species, called Tomoe Nishiki (巴錦), is especially regal-looking with petals deep-red on the inside and gold on the outside.
     
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