The colors are changing, leaves are falling, and Kamikōchi is getting cold. This time let’s take a look at some pictures of the season. This first one really sums up the season. Its simple beauty really strikes home.
Now, fallen leaves seem to be collecting just about everywhere.
After the rain the other day, the sky cleared up and Mt. Hotaka-dake showed itself once again.
Looking more closely at its peaks, the colors have become burnt orange and red. There doesn’t appear to be any snow yet.
The sky cleared up, and here is Kamikōchi in its glory.
And Mt. Yakedake with a backdrop of cloudless, blue sky…
While these sunny days have been warm, don’t let that fool you. Kamikōchi has been getting cold lately. Temperatures have dropped below freezing several nights with temperatures the other morning still not rising to positive digits. Here you can see the frosty Kappa-bashi Bridge.
A lot of frost this time…
Here you can see a frosted tree.
It’s really getting cold, so you had better remember to bring warm clothes when you visit Kamikōchi to take your own ‘best shots’. See you around!
Sources of Information:
– Kamikōchi Gosenjaku Group (http://www.gosenjaku.co.jp/)
– Kamikōchi National Park Guide Website (http://npg-alps.net/)
– National Parks Foundation (http://www.bes.or.jp/kamikochi/)