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Dec 11, 2019, 5:00 am SGT
While the cherry blossom in spring is probably the most iconic of the four distinct seasons in Japan, autumn, to many, is just as beautiful. As temperatures dip after the scorching summer, the colours of the leaves change into vibrant shades of orange, red, yellow and brown, as seen in this view of Hibiya Park yesterday. In Japan, the natural phenomenon is called koyo or momiji (meaning red leaf). The 16ha public park borders the southern moat of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2019, with the headline ‘Autumn in Japan in its resplendent glory’.