It’s not just an American fall treat wandering through beautifully crisp and colorful foliage when the weather starts to turn chilly. If you’ve already had the pleasure of exploring the changing colors of autumn in the United States, why not check out the more exotic fall foliage options this season? Here are a selection of places around the world that celebrate the yellows, oranges and reds of autumn, and a little information for those of you wanting to explore these new spots!
Flickr photo via Yen-Chi Chen
Hearing both Japan and seasonal changes may bring beautiful pink cherry blossoms to mind, and you might not have known that fall brings it’s own beautiful colors with it. The leaves begin to change in the north and spread quickly throughout the country, setting forests ablaze with deep beautiful reds, and warm yellows and golds. Nara, the ancient capital city a short train ride away from (also incredibly beautiful) Kyoto has some of the best views in the country. While taking in the views, make sure you see the Daibutsu (the Great Buddha) in the Todai-ji temple. You may even get the chance to encounter some tame deer wandering through the Nara-koen National park.