Last year's trip to Japan was a whirlwind; this time, it's a two-week trip. When you travel more slowly, you get the oppotunity to observe more closely. Visiting Kyoto and Osaka again, some of my first impressions from last year have dissipated. We're in Osaka right now, my family and I. We've already spent several days in Kyoto and this is the second leg of our trip. The autumn foliage is late this year and the leaves are just starting to change colors. The photo above might be the best autumn foliage image I will be able to manage.