Untouched landscape On the Dingle Peninsula, pictured here, the Gaelic language is still widely spoken. The many archaeological sites in the area, ranging from the Bronze Age to the late Christian period, have been maintained due to their remote location. Folklore and myths about these sites have been passed down orally for generations. (Sam Abell/National Geographic Stock)
A pond of colorful koi mirrors the fall foliage of a delightful private garden in Hagi, on Japan’s Honshu Island. Japanese cherish the season of Kouyou, or “changing colors,” just as much as their better-known spring cherry blossom festivals. The country’s most colorful trees include the Japanese maple, the ginkgo, and, of course, the cherry.