Deep red leaves of white azalea trees at Ankoku temple in Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, are lit up on the evening of Nov. 5, 2015, ahead of public opening from Nov. 8. The view from inside a temple room that looks like a painting of autumn leaves in a frame has been popular over the recent years. (Kyodo)
KYOTO, Japan - A train operated by Eizan Electric Railway Co. runs under a tunnel of autumn leaves on the evening of Nov. 24, 2009, in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. The maple trees are illuminated for viewing in the evening. (Kyodo)
Autumn leaves are seen gracing the Irohazaka winding road in Nikko, a popular tourist destination in Japan, on Oct. 22, 2015. (Kyodo)
NIKKO, Japan - Leaves turn red and yellow at Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, on Oct. 17, as a boat carrying tourists cruises near the autumn-colored trees. (Kyodo)
Photo taken on Nov. 8, 2022 shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse and autumn gingko leaves in Osaka, western Japan. People in many parts of Japan were able to witness a total lunar eclipse that occurred at the same time as a lunar occultation of Uranus, a celestial event that has not occurred in 442 years.
Lightly dressed people walk under ginkgo trees with yellow leaves in Tokyo's Meiji Jingu Gaien area during an unseasonably warm weather on Dec. 4, 2018. (Kyodo)
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Sept. 30, 2022, shows fall foliage on the Daisetsu mountain range in Hokkaido, northern Japan.
Traditional cuisine is prepared for ancestors during an autumn Ainu festival in the town of Shiraoi on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Nov. 1, 2015. (Kyodo)
A woman hangs "shishamo" smelt caught in waters off Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido for drying in front of her shop in Mukawa facing the Pacific Coast on Oct. 20, 2015. The fish hung like "sudare" bamboo blinds are a typical autumn scene in the town. (Kyodo)
Gingko and maple trees at Shiramizu Amidado hall, an architectural national treasure located in Ganjoji Temple in Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, are lit up on Nov. 2, 2022. The "Amida Night" illumination event will be held from Nov. 6 to Nov. 13.
A group of people in ancient costumes carry a portable shrine from Heian Jingu shrine during the Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) in Kyoto on Oct. 22, 2022, following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A ritual is held at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sept. 10, 2022, to pray for the safety of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting the following day.
The port of Onahama in the Fukushima Prefecture city of Iwaki, northeastern Japan, lands the season's first haul of saury on Dec. 9, 2021, about two months later than usual.
Japanese persimmons are hung for drying on Nov. 20, 2019, in Marumori, a northeastern Japan town severely damaged by Typhoon Hagibis on Oct. 12.
SHIRAKAWA, Japan - Thatched houses in Shirakawa-go, one of Japan's World Heritage-designated sites, undergoes a fire drill on Nov. 6. The mountain village located near the border between Toyama and Gifu prefectures, will soon be blanketed with snow. (Kyodo)
Dragon dancers perform during a traditional Nagasaki Kunchi autumn festival in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki on Oct. 7, 2016. The festival with a roughly 380-year history runs through Oct. 9. (Kyodo)
"Miko" shrine maidens perform a Japanese sacred dance during a festival to show appreciation for a rich harvest at Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine on a UNESCO World Heritage pilgrimage route in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan, on Nov. 14, 2018. (Kyodo)