At dusk, between late autumn and early winter, the sound of branches rustling in the cold wind is a sure sign of the approaching winter.
The Wadakura Fountain Park are well known for their water show. Around noon on a late
autumn day, visitors relaxing in the park enjoy the bright foliage.
WADAKURA FOUNTAIN PARK
3-1 Kokyo Gaien, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Near Nijubashi bway station, Chiyoda Line
When it lights up at dusk, the entire park is wrapped in an ethereal beauty.
Joggers and cyclists race by a row of tulip trees on their way to the National Diet
Building from Sakuradamon.
AROUND THE DIET BUILDING
1-7-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
About 10 minutes on foot from Sakuradamon subway station on the Yurakucho
The trees will soon be dormant for the winter…
By late autumn, the pond in Ueno Park turns reddish-brown all the way across to Bentendo
Temple on the other side.
5-20 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
5-minute walk from JR Ueno Station, or by subway on the Toei Oedo Line or Ginza Line
Cherry blossoms in the spring, lotus in the summer, foliage in autumn; each season gives
a different feel to this pond.
LOVE's large red sculpted letters stand out against Japanese elms, their dark
branches spread wide.
6-5-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nishi-Shinjuku subway station on the Marunouchi Line
Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture sits in a square just in front of Shinjuku-I-Land.
Facing Tokyo City Hall and the cluster of skyscrapers, the main street in front of Shinjuku Central Park looks as if winter were already here.
TOKYO CITY HALL
2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tochomae subway station, Toei Oedo Line
Tokyo City Hall is 45-story floor's building desihned by Kenzo Tange.
This information was written in July 2015.
paintings copyright ©Rumiko Hotta
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