- foliage /FOH-lee-ij/
- take in something /TEYK in/
- batter /BAT-er/
- flank /flangk/
- exquisite /ik-SKWIZ-it/
[noun] – the leaves of a plant or tree
The dense foliage entirely covered the path.
[phrasal verb] – to go to see something of interest
We traveled the entire island by car, taking in all the sites.
[noun] – a mixture of flour, eggs, and milk, used to make pancakes or to cover food before frying it
Dip the fish in the batter before dropping it into the hot oil.
[verb] – to be at the side of someone or something
Agents from the Secret Service flanked the president’s car.
[adjective] – very beautiful and delicate
The jewelry displayed exquisite craftsmanship.
In Jozankei, you can take in the splendor of the golden and crimson leaves while canoeing or horseback riding. You may also see a glimpse fall foliage from the mountain’s summit if you take the ropeway. Don’t forget to make use of the hot springs in Jozankei to relieve your fatigue before heading home.
Minoo Park, Osaka
Minoo Park is renowned for its autumn leaf displays in Osaka. Another major attraction is Minoo Falls, which is surrounded by nature and has a hiking track leading to it. While there, you may try a relatively peculiar product made in Minoo Park known as maple leaf tempura. The product has a sweet batter coating that makes it ideal as a snack with a mouthwateringly addictive flavor.
Momijidani Park, Hiroshima
Momijidani Park is an excellent spot for autumn foliage and is about 10 minutes on foot from Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site. About 700 maple trees flank the park, and they reveal dazzling colors every year from mid- to late November. Momiji Bridge is surrounded by an exquisite display of autumnal hues.
Autumn officially begins in September, and Japan has long had a tradition of viewing the changing leaves. We hope you explore and indulge in Japan’s breathtaking autumnal scenery!
- What activities do you do in the fall season?
- How do autumn leaves make you feel?
- Among the three spots listed in the article, which place stands out the most to you and why?
- Is autumn an ideal season to visit Japan?
- What other fall foliage spots would you recommend to a tourist?