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Seasonal Attractions

Japan is a spectacular destination to visit in any season, and offers many different attractions including cherry blossoms, festivals, skiing, fireworks and more!

Spring – Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossoms, known in Japan as sakura, are usually only in full bloom for around one week. After the period of full bloom the small, round shaped flowers start to flutter gracefully from their trees and ..

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Summer – Festivals & Fireworks

Summer is the season of fireworks. Almost every night, communities around Japan stage lively firework displays colourfully enlivening the night skies. Summer throughout Japan culminates with large scale festivals, …

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Autumn – Colours

Colourful autumn leaves, known as koyo in Japanese, draw just as many visitors in autumn as the cherry blossoms do during spring. The viewing of autumn leaves has been a popular activity in Japan for centuries…

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Winter – Illumination and ski

Depending on what part of Japan you are traveling to, winter experiences in Japan can be vastly different. Big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka generally experience short winters with cold and sunny days and occasional snowfall…

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