Japan as a country is blessed with four full seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. To this day, Japanese culture and tradition is deeply rooted in these four seasons, providing those who live in Japan a vibrant and exciting lifestyle throughout the whole year. There is so much to experience in Japan, in Spring when the air is warm and the wind is calm, you can experience authentic cherry blossom viewing also known as 'Hanami' and indulge in once in a lifetime soba cuisine that is prepared near the Waterfall. When the air gets chilly, the skies turn a deep invigorating blue and the leafs presents themselves in colors of red, orange and yellow, Autumn have reached the island of Japan. In this season as well, Japan is abundant with things to see, traditional and also modern events to experience, and not to mention cuisines that can only be eaten in particular seasons.
Kumano-kodo Pilgrimage Route
Experience the pilgrimage to one of the World Heritage Site that was started by the Japanese Royal family and aristocrats 1,300 years ago.
Shibazakura at Hitsujiyama Hills
Witness the blooming of thousands of Pink Japanese Phlox signifying the turning of season and the restart of blooming life!
The pavilion was originally built as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in the late 14th century. Unfortunately, the pavilion was burnt down in 1950 by a young monk who had become obsessed with it. Five years later, the temple was rebuilt as an exact copy of the original. Emphasis is placed on the building and surrounding gardens being in harmony with one another. The pavilion is covered in gold leaf which highlights the reflection of the pavilion in the pond and the pond's reflection on the building.
Special Summer Festivities
As June approaches, Japan gets hotter and humid and lasts through September. In this period, there are many fun festivities that are designed to break those humid tensions in Japan!
Kanazawa District and experience Geisha Performance
Kanazawa, a district known for its blend of modern and traditional. In this off-beaten district holds 'Chaya', a traditional place of feasts and entertainment, where Geisha have been entertaining people by performing dances and playing Japanese traditional musical instruments since the Edo period. Feast yourselves on traditional multi-course Japanese cuisine, known as Kaiseki, while musics and dance are played by the elusive Geisha.
Stroll through Oze Marshlands & Autumn Delicacy
Autumn reminds us of transition from hot to cold, the changing of leaves and warm food that goes along the multi colour leaves. What better way than to experience Autumn in Japan by embarking on a journey through the Oze Marshlands and experiencing Japanese delicacies that can only be eaten in Autumn.
Kiyomizu-dera in Autumn
The Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple is located in Eastern Kyoto and can be traced back as far as the 798. An indoor waterfall fed from the outside river keeps the temple in harmoney with nature and not one nail was used in construction.
Kamikochi Snowshoe Trek
Offering some of Japan's most spectacular mountain scenery, this popular resort in the Northern Japan Alps of Nagano Prefecture was first said to be traveled by a Buddhist priest from Toyama region. Experience his journey with us.
Winter Illumination & Red Warehouse in Winter
Japan has been voted to have the best illumination in the World! Spanning more than 15,000 lights, this is definitely a spectacle to be hold.
Jigokudani Monkey Park
Jigokudani Monkey Park is a famous hot spring area near Nagano. The name Jigokudani (meaning "Hell's Valley"), is due to steam and boiling water that bubbles out the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and formidably cold forests. Of course, at its heart is its famous wild Snow Monkeys! The monkeys descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm hot springs, and return to the security of the forests in the evenings.