Autumn in Japan: festivals, holidays
At this time of year Japan is especially beautiful. Autumn in the land of the rising sun is a celebration of harvest, the season of natural hot springs “Onsen,” the red leaf “Momiji” autumn colors, evening illumination, songs of crickets, as well as traditional festivals and big sporting events.
At this time of year Japan is especially beautiful. Autumn in the land of the rising sun is a celebration of harvest, the season of natural hot springs “hot spring” red leaves “Momiji”, autumn colors, evening illumination, songs of crickets, as well as traditional festivals and big sporting events.
First of all, tourists come to Japan in autumn, to enjoy the delightful scenery in the red and yellow colours, and to feel fully all charm and beauty of the “Golden” the time of year.
Refreshing autumn Japan air filled with the sweet and shimmering roulades, crickets, one of the world’s largest population resides in the temple Suzumushi-Dera temple in the Arashiyama area near Kyoto. There are more than 50 000! In addition, in the temple Suzumushi-Dera temple is the unique statue of Kofuku Jizo (the Bodhisattva of happiness) – only in Japan, Jizo statue, with her straw sandals. According to legend, Jizo takes the any, even the most cherished desires.
In the fall, tourists from all over the world come to Japan to visit natural hot springs “hot spring”. The most popular hot spring Japan is considered Noboribetsu Onsen in Hokkaido. Due to the huge water reserves and diversity of Japanese baths this attraction is called “supermarket hot springs”.
Traditionally, October 22, in Kyoto is a festival “the Jidai Matsuri”, or Festival of eras, which is one of the three largest festivals of Kyoto. At the festival you can see a Grand fancy dress parade from the Imperial Palace to the Heian Shrine, which every year is attended by about 2,000 people dressed in costumes from different periods of Japanese history. The Japanese believe in two festively decorated floats, traditionally involved in the parade, spirits are the first and last emperors who ruled Japan from Kyoto.
Especially for couples and romantically minded travelers on 11 and 12 October, and from 21 to 30 November 2014 kenrokuen the garden is one of the three most beautiful gardens Japan – the evenings will be filled with soft light of thousands of lamps that will make your walk a truly magical and unforgettable.
Autumn 2014 in Japan and will be rich in sporting events. November 30 at the foot of the famous mount Fuji is the third time the marathon will be held “Mount Fuji Marathon”, which is annually attended by up to 15,000 athletes. The marathon runners will have to run a standard marathon distance of 42 kilometers and 195 meters.
Autumn in Japan blooms, cosmos, Salvia and other autumn plants, which you can admire from 4 to 13 October 2014 on the festival’s “Cosmos Festival” in Kuju flower Park, Oita Prefecture.
Soul asks autumn cultural program? Then feel free to go to the art Museum “Island-Wide Art Museum” the size of the whole island, located near the city of Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture. On the island is 17 Ikuchijima art objects, arranged around the island in accordance with the instructions of their creators. A visit to the island Museum can be combined with a breathtaking Cycling tour along the highway “Saitoti Shimanami Kaido”. Road length of 60 km connecting the Islands of Honshu and Shikoku and is held by 6 small Islands, including the island Ikuchijima.
Love to bring gifts as a gift to relatives and friends or simply in the memory of a magnificent journey? In Japan you can find a huge number of beautiful and authentic Souvenirs, perhaps the most interesting of which are traditional Japanese dolls “Kokeshi”. The expressions on the faces of the dolls indicate the region where the product was created. It is believed that these wooden works of art can bring luck to their owners. Japanese ceramics will also be very valuable and nice gift. Purchase fine jewelry in the style of “Satsuma-yaki” possible in their homeland – in Ijūin the city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the pottery festival, which takes place from 1 to 3 November.
The airline is “Japan Airlines” offers a flight to Tokyo and other Japan cities at a special price and the opportunity to see the best fall entertainment in Japan, which will not leave indifferent any traveler and will definitely bring many vivid impressions and positive emotions.