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.”
Discover Japan’s timeless country landscape
Pauline and Benoît, the bloggers from World Else – will take you on a road-trip through Japan!
Timeless Okinawan island landscape - framed by a row of Bise trees
19th Century red brick architectural relic from Hokkaido’s industrial heyday
Sakura blooms each spring from the south, covering Japan in a pink blanket as it travels northwards
JAL cabin crews experience a segway tour.
The natural water curtain heals the body and soul
Reflecting the changing seasons, this popular Kyoto spot is perfect for natural contemplation and reflection
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district