All About Japan All About Japan

Fresh start every Monday!

Autumn Canoe Tour in Gorgeous Gunma

This intriguing video from Discover Nippon takes us to Shimako Lake, a reservoir formed by the creation of Shimagawa Dam in the western part of Gunma Prefecture.

Serene Autumn Leaves in Oirase Gorge

Travel down one of Aomori's most beautiful spots at the best time of year.

Tokyo’s Ginkgo Road is Enchanting in Autumn

This autumn foliage video by Discover Nippon highlights a famous stretch of road in central Tokyo.

10 Spots for an Easy Autumn Stroll in Tokyo

Tokyo may be a sprawling city, but it still has plenty of space to get lost in nature.

6 Autumn Origami Designs

Red and golden leaves, chestnuts, apples… all the things that remind us of autumn!

4 Fall Color Day Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo’s urban appeal is unrivaled, but when it comes to the autumn season most Tokyoites head outside of the city to take in the cooler weather and the dazzling fall foliage.

Explore Sapporo’s Fall Color Spots by Subway

While there are countless famous places in Hokkaido to enjoy the colors of fall, this piece focuses on the downtown autumn foliage spots that are conveniently accessible from the Sapporo subway.

Autumn Starts in Daisetsuzan

The first place where you find leaves turning color in Japan is Hokkaido's Daisetsuzan National Park.

Autumn Colors in Naruko Gorge

There are various walking paths and even a train that goes through the 100-meter-deep (328 ft) gorge, which is covered this with stunning oranges and golds when the temperature begins to drop.

Hokkaido's Top 5 Autumn Color Spots

Japan's autumnal color change begins up in Hokkaido, so you need to explore the area early if you want to catch the season's best.

These 4 Kyoto Videos Will Make Your Heart Ache

Day or night, there’s no place in Japan better for enjoying Japan's gorgeous autumn season than Kyoto.

'Momiji' Sushi Art

What could be more seasonal than maple leaves in a sushi roll?

Japan: Home of the Lorax?

At Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, the poofy pink kochia plants of Kochia Hill—all 36,000 of them—look like something from a Dr. Seuss dreamscape in any season.

Autumn Bento for Nikko

A trip to Nikko inspires Shirley Wong to come up with a stunning seasonal bento design.

Autumn Nikko for Bento?

Little Miss Bento travels to Tochigi's most famous sightseeing spot for culinary inspiration.

Gifu's Top 5 Autumn Color Spots

Gifu Prefecture is full of mountains, which means lots of trees—and especially beautiful Japanese maples!

5 Stunning Fall Spots on the Boso Peninsula

Late in November, take a trip to the Boso Peninsula in Chiba to enjoy the spectacular colors of Japanese maples and ginkgo trees in an array of vibrant reds and yellows.

A Muslim-Friendly Autumn Trip around Tokyo

For Muslim travelers, we know it's tough to find halal food when you’re on the road. Not to worry: here some tips on Muslim-friendly trip for you to enjoy Tokyo's autumn view at ease!

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Japanese Maples

Tourists flock to Japan for the cherry blossom season in spring, but many now also find themselves looking forward to the breathtaking views of Japanese maple trees in autumn as well.

A Grumpy Tour of Mount Takao

It's less than an hour from Shinjuku to Takaosanguchi Station, where a very steep chairlift awaits.

know-before-you-go