Ueno Park is a pleasant place for an afternoon stroll at any time of year, but especially so in autumn. Throughout the park and zoo, the peaceful green of the leaves turns to a jamboree of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows, the trees coming alive with colors. It attracts a lot of visitors, but the park is big enough to lose the crowds and find a quiet spot to enjoy the bright festival in the trees.
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I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.