By Ellen Fraser
And just like that, the vibrant leaves of red and gold have faded to brown as they die a slow, mushy death on roadsides and gaijin traps alike. The beauty of Aomori’s changing seasons is fleeting, so enjoy it while you can! For those seeking seasonal delights of the highest standard, Hirosaki park is one of the best spots in Aomori. If you only make it out to the city twice a year, be sure to come to the castle for a blissful stroll among the sakura and kouyou. I headed to the annual chrysanthemum festival a few weeks ago to check out some pretty leaves and cute-verging-on-creepy topiary. Not even the drizzle could dampen my mood.
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