Seasonal Activities

2015.10.09
【AUTUMN】Events for early November
Mon 2nd to Wed, 4th of November: Karatsu Kunchi in Karatsu city, Saga Prefecture During the transition from autumn to winter, the hottest festival
Lake Usui
2015.10.08
【AUTUMN】Let’s enjoy autumn foliage at “Lake Usui” and its dam, in Gunma Prefecture!
Walk around the lake and enjoy the autumn foliage to your heart’s content. Autumn has finally arrived in Japan. Today, I’d like to introduce lake U
Athletics day
2015.10.07
【AUTUMN】Autumn is the season for Athletics! “Athletics day” is held in local areas and at schools.
The season for “Athletics day” has arrived! We have a saying in Japan, “Autumn is the season for Athletics.” It suggests that autumn’s climate is s
2015.09.25
【AUTUMN】Customs for October
Learn about the Japanese holidays and traditions for the month of October. Did you know you're supposed to change your wardrobe on October first?
Red spider lilies
2015.09.20
【AUTUMN】Ohigan, the little know tradition of visiting the graves
Read about this typical celebration for the dead, a unique mix of Buddhism and Japanese Shintosim.
Stewed eggplant
2015.09.13
【AUTUMN】The autumn vegetable, eggplant is too good to tell anybody about!!
Now is the season for eggplant! Autumn has come to Japan and as it gets cooler summer appetites become larger. In addition to this, autumn is a fru
2015.09.08
【AUTUMN】How to Enjoy the “Chrysanthemum Festival” on September 9th
The September 9th and the chrysanthemum flowers are said to bring good luck. Here is why.
Customs for September
2015.08.31
【AUTUMN】Japanese Customs for September
Sat, 1 September: Disaster prevention day Disaster prevention day (防災の日, bousai no hi in Japanese), was established to raise awareness for disasters
2015.08.28
【AUTUMN】The Meguro Sanma Festival 2018
Get a taste of the most popular autumn fish for free!
second half of September.
2015.08.26
【AUTUMN】The Best Japanese Festivals for the Second Half of September 2018
Horse riding archery, demonstrations of manhood or traditional costumes and dances; what's best?
The couple in Yukata.
2015.08.17
【SUMMER】How to enjoy “Yukata” in Japan
Yukata is a typical kind of Kimono, worn during the summer. It used to be called yukata-bira, which were an undergarment noble people in the Heian per
Bon-odori
2015.08.12
【SUMMER】You too can experience Bon-Odori, the traditional dances of the Japanese summer.
Bon-odori can be seen everywhere during summer! Learn more about this tradition and where to see the 3 greatest bon dances festivals.
morning glory
2015.08.11
【SUMMER】Let’s see the Japanese “morning glory”, the beloved flower of summer!
The beloved flower of summer, the Morning Glory What kind of flowers bloom in your country during the summer? Japan is now in the middle of its sum
2015.08.10
【SUMMER】The Japanese Tradition of Visiting the Ancestors' Graves during 'Obon'
'Hakai-mairi', or 'visiting the grave' is one of the familial important events during summer. Here is how Japanese people pay their respects to their
Okinawa Eisaa Matsuri
2015.08.07
【AUTUMN】The Best Japanese Festivals for the First Half of September 2018
From Nagano to Okinawa, here are the best events in Japan for September!