Momijidani Park is in a valley at the mountain foot of Mt. Misen. There are about 700 Japanese maple trees scattered around the park, and they create a stunning view of autumn foliage. Here, the subtle gradation of red, orange, and yellow are just breathtaking! Trees are on the slopes, on the flat paths, and along the river. The park is a 20-minute walk from Miyajima Pier, and a 15-minute walk from Itsukushima Shrine. The best time to see the autumn leaves is usually mid to late November.
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。