When you think of autumn, depending on where you grew up, this season may not strike you as being one of the best to travel in. The weather can be cold, the trees may look bare or drab, and there may not be a lot of other tourists around. None of these statements, barring the cold in some parts of the country, describe autumnal Japan.
Outside of the cherry blossom period, autumn actually happens to be one of the most popular times to visit Japan. When we finally arrived in Tokyo, I caught glimpses of autumn colours here and there throughout the city, but it wasn’t until we visited Nikko that I realised why this time of year attracts so many people.