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Saitama Proudly Presents the Okuchichibu Otaki Autumn Leaves Festival 2014!

Saitama Proudly Presents the Okuchichibu Otaki Autumn Leaves Festival 2014!

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Save your dates from October 24th to November 24th for “Okuchichibu Otaki Autumn Leaves Festival 2014” at Otaki, Chichibu-shi, Saitama prefecture.
Let us give you a quick run-through of some of the visual delights offered by “Okuchichibu Otaki Autumn Leaves Festival 2014”, which you can still make it!

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Otaki, located at the center of the “Chichibu-Tama Kai National Park” in Chichibu-shi creates a breathtaking scenery of autumn leaves with the surrounding mountainous highlands as a backdrop.

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Best part of the Autumn Festival - the illuminated trees with the autumn leaves over a vast area. The illuminated trees are not the only attraction that beautifies Otaki; but the innumerable lanterns placed strategically throughout the venue, creating a mesmerizing scene leaving a lasting memory in the minds of the viewers.

The autumn leaves create contrasting worlds of beauty both during the day and the evenings:

Autumn Leaves during the Day
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Autumn Leaves in the Evening
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Illumination of Autumn Leaves Around Mt. Mitsumine
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Schedule: October 24th (Fri) – November 9th (Sun)
Illumination time: 17:00-21:00
Venue: Mitsumine Koen Park

Illumination of Autumn Leaves in Kowaishi
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Schedule: November 1st (Sat) – November 24th (Mon/Holiday)
Illumination time: 17:00-21:00
Venue: Around Kowaishi

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Local performing artists and delicacies from local vendors will be the main attraction of the festival.
Schedule: November 9th (Sun)
Time:10:00-14:30
Venue: Mitsumine Jinja Shrine site

Currently, a tourist in Japan? If yes, you MUST experience this festival in person.
Tourist and a Photographer? If yes, you MUST be there to capture the daytime and evening views, for sure!