autumn

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…

Come to See a Magical Light that Appears From a Famous Temple in Kyoto this Autumn

There are a countless number of shrines and temples in Japan, and each has its own history and significance. The Kiyomizu Temple (Kiyomizu-Dera) is a landmark temple in Kyoto that you may already know of. It attracts thousands of locals and tourists due to its spectacular location, history, and sense of grandiosity! One interesting thing…

Adore the Beauty of Japanese Nature at the Bush Clover Festival in Tokyo This Fall

Japan has numerous beautiful gardens all throughout its different prefectures. One of these is a flower garden that is located in Sumida, Tokyo. It is called “Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens,” a popular sightseeing place where flowers bloom all year round. Every year, from mid-September to the beginning of October, the Hagi (Bush Clover) Festival is held here.…

Where Is This Park in Japan That Changes Colors as the Seasons Change?

The first time I heard about a burning bush was back when I was a child reading an Old Testament Bible, the Book of Exodus (if you are a Christian or familiar with the bible, I am sure you know about this, too). The book says that the bush was on fire but wasn’t really…

5 Kabocha Squash Dishes You Must Try in Japan This Late Summer!

Kabocha squash (南瓜) is a Japanese household item which one has as a side dish mainly in the form of a salad or soup in washoku (和食), the traditional Japanese meal. Kabocha usually refers to winter squash and it is cooked as an appetizer or side dish in Japan. The flavor of kabocha is uniquely…

Have a Fruity Feast With These 4 Amazing Jumbo Fruits of Japan!

During summer and autumn, there are lots of high-quality fruits in season for you to eat to your heart’s content. Why not try something out of the ordinary by sampling these four types of plus-sized fruits found only in Japan and discovering what makes them so extraordinary? Read on to find out more! View this…

Join the Fun at the Fall and Winter Events of Yomiuriland This 2016

Yomiuriland (よみうりランド) is one of the popular Japanese amusement parks in Tokyo. Located on the hillsides of Inagi City (稲城市), Yomiuriland has been welcoming and entertaining visitors since 1964. Last 2015, the total number of visitors reachjed over 1.7 million. They also launched “GUJJOBA! (グッジョバ!!)” or the Good Job Park in March 2016 where you…

Enjoy Autumn 2016 With These Three Floral Festivals in Hokkaido!

At the mention of floral festivals in Japan, most people would have the impression that these take place only during the spring and summer season. However, do you know that there are three autumn floral festivals in Hokkaido which you can check out this autumn 2016? Read on to find out more about them so…

Take Part in the 3 Major Autumn Festivals of Kyushu This 2018

At the mention of the word “matsuri (Japanese festival),” most people would typically associate it with the summer season. However, there are many unique and fun festivals to take part in during the cooler autumn as well. Join me in learning about the Sandai Kunchi (三大くんち) of Kyushu happening this October and November 2016! What…

Top 5 Breathtaking Places in Nagano to Enjoy the Autumn Foliage

Japan is known around the world as a country of advanced technology and developed cities. But aside from all its amazing skyscrapers and infrastructures, the country takes pride of its wonderful nature and picture-perfect sceneries. No wonder travelers from around the globe would never dare to forget including Japan on their bucket list! As everyone…