Dear friends and family,
The sun came out with a vengeance the next day. This is mid-November and it was almost too hot to walk in the sun. This might explain why most of the trees don't seem to have changed their color yet.
First some pictures of Japanese breakfast buffets:
Headed out toward the imperial palace; the goal is to walk (instead of our usual sitting in front of the computer much of the day) and see as much as possible.