fall leaves (koyo)

5 Steps to Fully Enjoy the Autumn Season in Japan’s Awaji Island

When we talk about autumn, we tend to think about the changing colors of the leaves, from green to red to orange then yellow. We don’t actually see it as a season to adore flowers. Why? Simply because, usually, flowers bloom during spring. However, there are places in Japan where you can actually enjoy both…

3 Beautiful Spots to Experience the Best of Autumn in Kyoto

Once in a while, we travel to put our minds at ease and to take a break from our busy lives. One of the factors to consider when planning a trip is the season or weather condition in your destination. There are already many articles about why Japan is one of the best places to…

Connect With Beautiful Japanese Nature by Taking a Ride on This Sightseeing Train

At this time of the year, there are many autumn tours being offered in Japan. One undeniably awesome traditional experience you can try is riding the Watarase Valley Railway, a Japanese railway that connects Kiryu Station in Gunma and Mato Station in Tochigi. Although you can ride the train anytime, the best time is during…

5 Great Things About the Autumn Season in Japan

Temperatures are fluctuating, the last of the annoying summer insects are dying out, and people are changing their light bed sheets for winter warmers and stocking up on blankets and fluffy slippers. Autumn has arrived in Japan! Although there are many things to love about summer – beach activities, summer festivities, and seasonal cooling drinks,…

Visit Shodoshima, One of the Best Islands to See Autumnal Beauty in Japan

There are many islands in Japan that possess a plethora of nature’s beauty, and Shodoshima is one such island especially famous for its beaches and autumn trees. You can expect a Mediterranean style of climate here and on many of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea which are usually covered in thick vegetation. Shodoshima…

Explore the Autumn Paradise of Nikko National Park on These Breathtaking Roads

There are many scenic roads nestled amidst nature in Japan that are perfect for a cool weekend trip. If you are near Tokyo, you should definitely visit Nikko National Park, a place filled with gorges, waterfalls, marshlands, and so on. On the way to the national park are two breathtaking roads that are actually popular…

The 4 Best Places to See Maple Leaf Hues in Tokyo This Autumn 2017

Autumn is almost ready to knock on the doors of Japan and fill its landscapes with autumn leaves (koyo). Many gardens with Japanese maple trees (momiji) turn red, brightening up the whole area. If you live in the urban districts of Tokyo such as Shinjuku or Bunkyo, here are the four best places to see…
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