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Shining silver grass in east Japan's Hakone falls into season

Silver grass in the Sengokuhara Susuki Sogen grass field is seen in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Oct. 15, 2021, in this photo taken from a drone. (Mainichi/Yuki Miyatake) =Click/tap photo for more images.

HAKONE, Kanagawa -- Japanese silver grass stretching over a wide swath of areas in this east Japan town has been at the height of its viewing season, attracting a throng of tourists.

    The sea of silver grass spreads across the Sengokuhara Susuki Sogen grass field spanning some 18 hectares at the foot of Mount Daigatake. Visitors can stroll along a 700-meter-long trail among the field.

    Many people visit the area during weekends to admire the silver grass gleaming in the sunset. The best viewing season continues until around mid-November, according to the town's tourism department.

    A 54-year-old office worker from Yokohama who visited the spot with two family members commented, "The silver grass was shining in the sunset and was so beautiful. I was moved as I could feel the touch of autumn."

    (Japanese original by Yuki Miyatake, Photo Group)

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