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Enjoy fall outing season in Japan

Ade is an exchange student who has been in Japan since this spring.
As he is eating lunch at a school cafeteria, his friend Shingo finds him and stops by.

Shingo

Hi Ade, it looks like you are really enjoying your lunch.
Ade
As the summer heat has cooled down, my appetite has come back. I tend to eat more than I should!

Shingo

It sure is a season to enjoy good food. By the way, do you like outdoor activities?

Ade

Yes. I grew up in the rich nature of Java Island so I love being outdoors.

Shingo

I am planning to go hiking with some friends from my part-time work. We will eat lunch outside with a nice view, go fishing in the river, and so on. Would you like to come with us?

Ade

Sure, that sounds fun!

Shingo

Fall in Japan is often considered the best season of outings. It is a great way to forget about your everyday stress and refresh yourself under a clear autumn sky in beautiful nature.
Since it's going to be his first fall in Japan, Ade has something he is looking forward to.

Ade
I've heard that fall leaves are beautiful in Japan. When will the season start for colored leaves?

Shingo

It varies each year depending on the weather, but usually the best season for fall leaves starts in November in the Kanto region.
Ade
Do you know any good places to go to enjoy the view?

Shingo

There are many parks in Tokyo that offer great views of fall leaves. If you want to enjoy both hiking and colored leaves, you should go to Mt. Takao or Mt. Mitake.

Ade

I didn't know there are mountains in Tokyo!

Shingo

Sure there are. Both Mt. Takao and Mt. Mitake are very easy to visit via public transportation from central Tokyo. They are popular day trip destinations for those who want to enjoy mountain walking without rushing. Cable cars and lifts are also available, which is good for mountain climbing beginners. There are different hiking courses to choose from depending on your physical strength.

Ade

That sounds great.

Shingo

You should still be prepared for mountain climbing though. You will need a cap, a jacket, and a pair of non-skid mountain-climbing boots. You should also take a lunch, water bottle, picnic cloth, rain jacket for unexpected rain, candies for a quick supply of sugar...and a trash bag to bring back your own trash.

Ade

To keep the mountain clean.

Shingo

That's right. I hope you enjoy some beautiful autumn views in Japan.