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.”
Warm spring welcome by 200 beautiful blooming Sakura trees
JAL cabin crews experience a segway tour.
Gorgeous Sakura tree, guardian of a hillside tea plantation
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district
Discover Japan’s timeless country landscape
Beautiful moss and streams that epitomize Yakushima - Shiratani Unsuikyo
Venerate old Sakura tree stands and overlooks the great mountains in the horizon
Timeless Okinawan island landscape - framed by a row of Bise trees
Majestic Mt. Fuji, viewed from the shores of a quiet, idyllic lake