It's Jozankei in Autumn.
In fact, October 18th - the fall colors are a little past their best. But still - GORGEOUS.
I wrapped up warm for this first non-summer kayaking: wore the drysuit top and a windbreaker, and gloves. Had plenty of warm clothes in the car to change. Not really necessary on a 16 C afternoon. Windy again, but Jozankei is enough in the valley that it doesn't matter.
Just the same course as before. Downstream about 700 m, under the road bridge and round the sandbar islands at the top of the next falls.
Water level jigh and current strong following heavy rain this week.
The road bridge is a popular photo place for drivers. But of course, down below ON the river is best.
The sides of the river had pools of fallen leaves. And in quiet water areas there were underwater leafbars.
The last two photos are spring water trickling down the rock face, with a decoration of leaves and grasses.
Not sure how many more days will be good enough weather to kayak this year. But, if this is my last day. It was wonderful.