I go on leaf peeping every year to the Nakatsu-gorge. So, I went into "Akigawa-gorge" to see the colorful autumn leaves.
I enjoyed a lazy morning. I'm leaving by motorcycle at 9:20.
The Akigawa-gorgebe is just a little way from Akiruno city.
It is located close to Hachiouji and Ome. The prefectural route 33 is dividing into North Akigawa-gorgebe and South Akigawa-gorgebe.
First, I cama JR Musashi-Itsukaichi staion.
Nakatsu-gorge is very far from station, but Akigawa-gorge and Nagataor is very near from station. Therefore, we can tour on foot and stand in a long line at the bus stop.
Today is good weather for touring.
There are many contrail(airplane tracks).
I drive a motorcycle over to the Jyurigi bus stop. It's one of the famous for the beautiful colored leaves.
Umm...., Unfortunately, The suspension bridge was littered with leaves. This year the foliage season was set in earlier than usual.
The leaves on the ginkgo trees havs turned yellow.
By the way, This place is Hinohara village "Kanoto". It's not "Kobe".
Japanese place-name are hard to read.
* In some cases the same kanji can appear in a given word with different readings. It's one of the case. "Kobe" is a famous city in Japan.
I drive all the way up prefectural route 33. Here is the hillside of Akigawa-gorge.
In Along a River, there are Akigawa-gorge.
It's to pass peak of foliage season. There are many starved tree.
Turn right at the Honjuku crossing and go to the North Akigawa-gorge.
Akigawa is pale significantly in comparison to with Nakatsu and Nagatoro.
Here is the tip of the North Akigawa-gorge. This road is a dead end.
There is a small tourists. So, I can drive at my own pace.
The sunshine is strong today, but very cold in a shade. Of course, I wore cold-weather jacket.
I drive a motorcycle over to the South Akigawa-gorge.
In Along a River, there are Akigawa-gorge too. But I like the North landscape more than South landscape. I would recommend that go to North Akigawa-gorge.
Almost tourist are going to drive to the Lake Okutama. But I'm goint to drive to the Uenohara.
I can see Mt.Jinba, Mt.Daigo and Mt.Syotou way down there. There are Japanese silver grass.
Winter will be here soon. at the end of the season. Touring season in this year will soon be over.
I made time on the Chuo expressway between Uenohara IC and Tokyo.
We need to drive a motorcycle into the nature sometimes.