Writer: Katherine

California born and raised, Katherine graduated university in 2008 with a degree in Japanese Studies. Immediately following graduation she moved to Japan to work as an ALT and did so until 2012. Married, a ceremony which took place at Tokyo Disney Sea, she is a stay at home mom of one for now.

Koyo and the Maple Fairy in Shinrinkoen

Japanese look forward to the changing colors of autumn leaves with arguably the same admiration as they do cherry blossom each year with each region presenting its own festivals and event celebrating season. Musashi Kyūryō National Government Park, more commonly referred to as Shinrin Kōen, in Saitama prefecture is one of those, presenting a breathtaking night illumination and story of the forest.

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