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Kuroishi - Momiji Yama

A weekend prior, we went to check out the sweeping color changes on Hakkoda in central Aomori. Today's stop was past the ski slopes and hot spring resorts to the city of Kuroishi. Nakano Momiji Yama Park, located in the foothills of Hakkoda, lights up the Japanese maples in the evening so viewers can check out the colors at all times of the day. Before arriving at the park, we stopped at the Jogakura Bridge to check out the view of the valley below.

Nakano Momiji-Yama Park at dusk.

...and after the lights get turned on.

Slightly early.