Nature lovers enjoy famed fall foliage in northeastern Japan
Kyodo -- Oct 28
Nature lovers on Tuesday morning took in the brilliant red foliage reflected in Tsutanuma pond, a famed spot to view fall colors in the northeastern Japan prefecture of Aomori, under restricted conditions to prevent crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 107 people chosen by lottery had to reserve time slots to view from an observation deck the surrounding beech trees that cast shades of red and orange in the morning light at the national park.

An Environment Ministry official responsible for the park said the measures were put in place for six days through Tuesday, when the foliage was at its finest, to prevent the usual crowding.

The number of visitors Tuesday was only about 30 percent of the turnout the previous year.

News source: Kyodo
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