Seasonal Activities

winter solstice
2015.12.17
【WINTER】Keep your body warm during the winter solstice
Winter solstice is a day when sun the is reborn. The 22nd of December is the winter solstice. It is the shortest day of the year in Japan, and aft
Customs for December
2015.11.28
【WINTER】Japanese Customs for December
We refer to December as “Shiwasu”. In Japan, we usually ‘tie up loose ends’ in the old year to have a more refreshing New Year. We visit people who
Hagoita-ichi
2015.11.26
"Toshi-no-ichi Hagoita-ichi," an end of the year event that presents an array of Tokyo traditional craft items
A major year-end event that is bustling from morning till night The Toshi-no-ichi (Year-end Fair) is held each year from December 16th through 19th
kenrokuen
2015.11.07
【AUTUMN】Let’s go to see the illumination at “Kenrokuen”, one of the top three gardens in Japan!
The autumn foliage is illuminated at Kenrokuen! Look at this beautiful sight! Kenrokuen is home to 340 maples, 60 Japanese Zelkova, and 420 various
hot pot
2015.11.03
【WINTER】A Japanese hot pot will raise your spirits during the cold winter!
The hot pot will warm your body! Japanese people love eating the hot pot dish during the cold winter months and share it with each other over dinne
Customs for November
2015.10.30
【AUTUMN】Customs for November
Discover the traditions you can't miss if you're in Japan in November!
The Gingko festival
2015.10.29
【AUTUMN】See Tokyo’s best autumn foliage at Jinguu Gaien! “The Gingko festival” has breathtaking beauty.
The golden road with its 146 Ginkgo trees is a must-see! The largest attraction of this festival is the street and its beautiful, yellow ginkgo t
2015.10.26
【AUTUMN】Our recommended route for a day trip to Kyoto’s Mt. Arashiyama, famous for its autumn foliage!(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/juHczgHZttM We’ll show you the colors of autumn, Japan’s most beautiful season. Following the “Higashiyama Collection”, We’ll intro
Events for the second half of November
2015.10.23
【AUTUMN】Events for the second half of November
Saturday the 14th of November: Taimatsu Akashi in Sukagawa city, Fukushima Prefecture It’s one of the three largest fire festivals in Japan with 42
Autumn foliage in Higashiyama
2015.10.22
【AUTUMN】Enjoy Kyoto's autumn foliage in a day! "Mt.Higashiyama"
https://youtu.be/kqGnQzHofcI A: First up is Tofuku-ji, the most famous location for autumn leaves in Kyoto Tofuku-ji was built in the year 1236 an
Kenrokuen
2015.10.21
【AUTUMN】The best season for autumn foliage comes in late November! ”The Kenrokuen garden” in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Ishikawa Prefecture is easily accessible from Tokyo, thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen! Ishikawa Prefecture can be accessed from Tokyo in just 2 an
Autumn foliage
2015.10.17
【AUTUMN】The season for beautiful foliage has arrived in Japan!
A variety of colors. The autumn foliage in Japan consists of many colors including yellowish red, greenish yellow, and brown. Some don’t even c
Grape picking
2015.10.16
【AUTUMN】The season of harvest! From grape picking to visiting wineries, let’s enjoy all the benefits of grapes in Nagano!
Autumn has finally arrived! Some of you might think autumn foliage, but in fact, autumn is also the season of harvest! Rice, pumpkins, chestnuts, p
matsutake
2015.10.13
【AUTUMN】 “Matsutake”, the king of mushrooms!
An autumnal food What kind of mushrooms do you usually eat in your country? Even if you've never visited Japan, you probably have already heard or
Kakumanbuchi
2015.10.11
【AUTUMN】Gunma prefecture: “Kakumanbuchi” has beautiful scenery filled with trees and a marsh in its mountain area.
Enjoy the autumn foliage in a small marshland. This small marshland, Kakumanbuchi is located at Mt. Akagi (elev. 1360-meters) in Gunma Prefecture.