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Japan is opening its borders on 10 June exclusively for travellers on fully inclusive tours. With travel paused for over two years, Japan's stunning nature and spectacular attractions have had a chance to rest and rejuvenate and are now ready to welcome visitors back at their very best. As is that famous Japanese hospitality - warmer, more welcoming and authentic than ever before.

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Not to be outdone by its rival the spring Cherry Blossom, Japan’s autumn leaves are fast becoming a ‘must see’ attraction in their own right. As summer gives way to Aki (autumn), the cooler weather brings to life a breathtaking display of colour. Vivid and intense, the red, orange, and yellow foliage of the autumn leave create an iridescent sparkle throughout the country.

Classified as either Koyo (foliage with red and yellow colours) or Momiji (intensely red maple leaves) the Autumn leaves viewing season – Momijigari has been inspiring artists and poets for centuries. Embedded as a key festival on the calendar with friends and families coming together to celebrate with maple flavoured foods, drinks and decorations.  

Significantly, in the Buddhist faith it is a period of importance both spiritually and symbolically as it reminds us that life is transient, inspiring intentions and wishes. 

Of course, the best way to experience this fascinating natural wonder is on tour with us. Typically, the best viewing opportunities lie between early October through to early December, sometimes as early as mid-September in the north, depending on local conditions. 

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Autumn Leaves at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Autumn Leaves:

Where to see them
All of Japan
Where to see them
When to see them
October to
When to see them
Best Photo Spot
Ueno Park,
Best Photo Spot
Food in Season
Chestnuts &
Food in Season
Time in Fall
2.5 months
Time in Fall

Autumn Leaves Holidays

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