Japan’s calendar is rich in uniquely traditional festivals and events. Taking a trip to visit one of these world heritage sites or reveling in the joyous atmosphere of a Japanese festival is certainly worth a family weekend. Some of the most famous events and sites are introduced here.
Japan has 4 very distinctive seasons, with spring, summer, autumn and winter each having its own special feature. By clicking on one of the four links below, you will find some of our suggestions for seasonal recreations and sightseeing spots.
Many firework displays are held in July and August across Japan. See here for some of the major ones in Tokyo and some others in Japan.
Kouyou (Fall Foliage)
The fall leaves colored in bright red, orange and yellow create dazzling views from October through Early December.
Marvelous spectacles of light can be seen during the wintertime, in many cities with different themes and designs each year.
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