Each year, around October to November, most of Japan is dyed in various reddish shades, as the autumn season brings on the annual turning of the leaves. Trees throughout mountainous Japan are filled with beautiful colors. In Japan, the viewing of “Autumn Leaves” is a popular pastime.
The characters for the word, “Autumn Leaf viewing,” has an interesting origin. In the past, people would “hunt” for beautiful tree branches, “folding” them and appreciating them in the palm of the hand. Thus, the characters for “folding tree leaves” is used to express “Autumn Leaf viewing.”
Majestic Mt. Fuji, viewed from the shores of a quiet, idyllic lake
Time travel to the Edo Period
Taste the natural wonder of Yakushima Island
JAL cabin crews experience a segway tour.
Warm spring welcome by 200 beautiful blooming Sakura trees
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district
Islands of Kagoshima, rich in drama and wonder
Sakura blooms each spring from the south, covering Japan in a pink blanket as it travels northwards
Reflecting the changing seasons, this popular Kyoto spot is perfect for natural contemplation and reflection