fall leaves (koyo)

Dream Away in These 5 Stunning Natural Tunnels in Japan

Japan is well known as a country of nature and wonder. What better way to enjoy the seasons in Japan than being completely surrounded by leaves, flowers, and nature on a walk? Whatever season it is that you travel to Japan, there is something for you. Whether you want to see the fleeting beauty of…

Visit This Heartwarming Fall Festival in Gifu and See the Trees Upside Down!

Boasting an area measuring 3,500 square meters, Sogi Park is a huge park located in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture. A popular thing to do in this park is to go see the ‘upside down momiji (Maple leaves)’, and admire the beauty of the autumn leaves upside down. If you are curious to know what this…

Japan’s Autumn Leaves in 2019: 10 Best Places to Visit

Japan in the autumn is beautiful no matter what region you are in. There are several locations for locals, residents and tourists alike to take leisurely walks and creative photos of the unique nature that Japan has to offer during this season. If you are hoping to travel to Japan just to see the amazing…

Kamakura: A Complete Guide to the Essential Experience in Japan

Kamakura, with its rich history, beautiful nature and numerous mystical spots, is potentially the most unique place in Japan. The city offers so much to see and do in every season, that once you’ve arrived, you may never want to leave. Kamakura is located about 50 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, and is easily accesible by…

5 Amazing Hot Spots to Enjoy the Beauty of the Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

Japan is a country of many amazing spectacles and one of those is the changing of the leaves in autumn and there are many places throughout the country that gloriously feature these beautiful sights. However, when you’re traveling to Tokyo and only have a limited time, you are restricted to places that are easily accessible…

Minoo Park: An Enchanting Autumn Getaway

If you are in Osaka this autumn and want a short getaway to enjoy the season, there’s a beautiful place considerably near the city. Though it is close by, it has a completely different feeling from Osaka. This place is called Minoo Park (or Minoo Koen). Minoo Park is a Quasi-National Park, located on the…

Kegon Falls: Visit One of Japan’s Most Majestic Waterfalls this Autumn!

The town of Nikko sits at the entrance to Nikko National Park. This place is especially famous for being the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu is the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate and the father of modern Japan. Within Nikko is the most lavishly decorated shrine in possibly all of Japan; Toshogu shrine.…

Planning for 2015 Autumn Foliage

One of the biggest tourist draws in Japan during the autumn is watching the autumn leaves turn. The forests and parks of Japan shift from vibrant greens to stunning reds, yellows, and oranges. This fleeting change of the seasons echoes the beauty of sakura in spring, heralding the coming of winter and the harvest. If…