Get to know our Inspirators, listen to their stories about the places they visited, people they met and experiences they had as they traveled. See their photos, and get inspired.
Anna Sota / PARK KOKOEN
Female orchestra in tourism. She graduated from AWF and Japanese philology. She works as a pilot, specialized and in love with Asia. She is also a licensed guide to Poznań and the surrounding area. She works in the “Visit Poznań” foundation.
"Autumn is in Japan, the time of reddening momiji leaves, i.e. Japanese maples.
There are over 300 ornamental varieties of this plant. The Japanese are happy to admire the famous views and gardens, which are adorned with momiji during this period. And momijigari is the autumn equivalent of hanami.
I recommend the picturesque Kokoen Park consisting of nine gardens next to the historic Himeji castle. To be able to admire the autumn in all its glory, it is best to visit it in the second half of November. This is my favorite season, calmly, colorfully even fairy-tale and there are no crowds like in the spring during hanami when the cherries are blooming. We have the first snow in Poland, and here it is still warm and colorful. A great place for people looking for a peaceful place to relax and rest in a naturally beautiful environment.”
– Anna Sota