Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday Snapshot: Maple Leaves Illuminated


Illuminated maple leaves in Chichibu.
Recently, I visited Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture for the first time. The stunning scenery and delicious food took my breath away and already have me planning another trip to try the hiking trails, onsen, and camping spots. However, one particular treat was night viewing of momiji (maple leaves).

Maple leaves and early evening sky in Chichibu.
The concept is simple: place lights under a maple tree, aim them up, and turn them on. I admit to thinking this was a bit silly and so had never before gone. My mistake. It was amazing.

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