The Japanese have a tradition of momiji-gari, or “hunting the autumn leaves”. This is a tradition I can get behind! For a few weeks, the temperatures drop and the momijis (maple trees) turn the brightest shades of red, orange, and yellow. We had the chance to take the Shinkansen to Kyoto for a long weekend and see this first hand. It’s no wonder people from all over Asia (and the world!) consider Kyoto one of the best spots. The colors are amazing!