When the hot days are coming to an end, the autumn season is about to start. The leaves of the trees are starting to change to all kind of magical colors. Momijigari (紅葉狩り) is the Japanese tradition of visiting areas where leaves have turned red in the autumn. “Momiji” means red leaves, and “Gari” means hunting – so quite literally, it means hunting autumn leaves. Ginko trees turn brilliant yellow, Maple trees turn vibrant red, and other trees turn various shades of brown while some remained green – it makes for a warm blend of colors that is very pleasing to the eye.
If you come to Osaka at this time of the year, there are several spots you should definitely not miss.
For instance, Minoo (Minoh) Park (a quasi-national park) is a forested valley, located in the northern part of Osaka city. The park is exceptionally amazing to see fall colors. Finding for an ideal place for nature recreation on the outskirts of Osaka city? Then head to this beautiful park.
Osaka Castle on the other hand, when you visit it in the fall you feel like you are in a different world. When fall rolls around, deciduous trees in the park cover the whole castle grounds displaying its gorgeous fall colors. The views of the magnificent moats and the stone walls look stunning with the shades of autumn colors.
These locations and much more are awaiting you, where you could go to see mind-boggling fall colors in Osaka prefecture. I can guarantee you that a leaf-peeping trip to Osaka in autumn will be a thrilling adventure!