[Photo Blog] Fifty Shades of Autumn in Japan

Autumn is now with us. Well at least if you are living in the northern hemisphere and outside the tropical zone. Hayley and I were privileged to go to Japan in October to escape the heat of Hong Kong and saw many beautiful red leaves. Without further ado, here we go…

Getting ready to celebrate the Halloween

Japanese households were getting ready to celebrate the Halloween. It seems to be very popular in Japan and all the shops, restaurants and family homes were decorated with pumpkins, lanterns etc…


Gion District, Kyoto

With lots of multi-colour tree and falling leaves, parks in the Kyoto offer a beautiful view of this season. In fact, autumn is something both of us missed for we live in Hong Kong.


Guess who you see. It looks like he is camouflaged!
Signs of falling leaves at a local shirne

Deer at the Nara Park

Nara was one of the ancient Japanese capital. There is a park at the centre of the city where the wild deer live. They are considered as animals from the heaven, as legend had it a mythological god arrived at Nara on a white deer to guard the city against the evil sprite.

Although those deer are wild, they are nevertheless very tame and many of them like to be near the people. Especially if you bring them deer crackers, which are commonly sold around the park.


Selfies with the deer. “Please deer, it would be great if you can put in some good words for us with the Santa! We’ve been good boy and girl this year” said Hayley and Phil.


What’s your autumn like so far? Were you able to see the falling leaves?


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Wren Diamond says:

    Isn’t it so curious how The Japanese live to decorate for seasonal events like Halloween, but don’t actually celebrate the event itself!


    1. yhpchung says:

      Oh really? I didn’t realise that! I thought given that they put so much effort into decorating their homes and shops they would go all out crazy on Halloween.

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      1. Wren Diamond says:

        I’m sure some do 🙂 but I know most of my Japanese friends don’t. They just love the cute stuff haha.


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