Shinjuku Gyoen – Too Soon

EN: The reason for such a title is simple – I was checking out Shinjuku Gyoen national garden to find out whether the trees already started changing their colours. Autumn season in Japan is just as beautiful as everywhere else, with a bit more “friendly” temperatures, compared for example with my home country. Autumn leaves (koyo in Japanese) are well-observed over here, thus I took my bike and went to have a look. It seems that it is too soon, even though we had some pretty bad and for local standards unusually cool days, but only few trees started changing colours or losing their leaves. Of course, I will return once the season will be up and running, I will do it once again just at 9AM, when the garden opens before it gets full. For now, enjoy the photos I took.

SK: Dôvod názvu tohto príspevku je jednoduchý (v angličtine “priskoro”) – ráno som sa na bicykli vybral obzrieť záhradu Shinjuku Gyoen, ktorá je známa svojimi jesennými farbami. Chcel som zistiť, či stromy už začali meniť farby a strácať listy, zatiaľ k tomu nedošlo, iba v zriedkavých prípadoch. Jesenné farby sú v Japonsku populárne, jeseň je tu teplotne príjemnejšia ako na Slovensku, no v poslednej dobe sme mali chladnejšie dni, ako je to zvykom. Preto som (nesprávne) predpokladal, že farby sa už budú meniť, no nie je to tak. V každom prípade záhrada stojí za to kedykoľvek a niečo som predsa len cvakol.

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