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.”
Taste the natural wonder of Yakushima Island
Venerate old Sakura tree stands and overlooks the great mountains in the horizon
Reflecting the changing seasons, this popular Kyoto spot is perfect for natural contemplation and reflection
Time travel to the Edo Period
JAL cabin crews experience a segway tour.
Discover Japan’s timeless country landscape
Majestic Mt. Fuji, viewed from the shores of a quiet, idyllic lake
Discover the healing powers of Okinawa’s most sacred “power spot”
19th Century red brick architectural relic from Hokkaido’s industrial heyday