It is October 24th and the autumn leaves Nikko Japan are at their peak in some areas and finishing in others. Progress report 2012, click here > Autumn Leaves on Lake Chuzeji near Nantai Mountain, Nikko Japan The wind was blowing and it was quite cold today. That’s snow-capped Shirane Mountain in the background.(…)
On Tuesday, April 17 2012 at 10:30am, the Yayoi Festival is performing closing day ceremonies at Futarasan Shrine in the Unesco World Heritage area. Event Page with saveable clickable map Here is a map to Futarasan Shrine here. http://www.futarasan.jp/ http://www.nikko-jp.org/yayoisai/ and their .pdf flyer they made is here. *Update with photographs from 2012*
In Oku Nikko, Yumoto is hosting a snow candle making event every weekend in February. (Fridays and Saturdays) February 3, 4 February 10, 11 February 17, 18 February 24, 25 http://www.nikkoyumoto.com/winter2012/ http://www.nikkoyumoto.com/winter2012/pdf/kandoru.pdf
Two weeks ago the fall foliage was still visible. Today the is snow and the autumn leaves have all fallen; at least the Sun is warm.
about 2/3 of the way up the hiking trail on Mt. Nantai from Chuzenji Lake is a wonderful view of Lake Yuno and the northern tip of Senjogahara. Lake Yu from hiking train on Nantai Mountain 湯ノ湖 translated literally is Yu No Ko ~ Lake of hot-spring water Lake Yuno? Lake of Yu, Lake Yu?