|FOUR SEASONS IN JAPAN|
|Spring, the Season of Flowers
The beauty of spring is reflected by the different flowers blooming during the season.
○ Popular types of flowers in Japan
○ Flower Calendar in Japan
○ Japan Flower Festivals 2017
Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival 2017
Fuji Shibazakura Festival 2017
Hakone Gora Park
|Cherry Blossom (Sakura) viewing in Japan
Hanami which literally means “flower viewing” is a Japanese custom of picnicking under a blooming cherry (sakura) or plum (ume) tree.
○ When do cherry trees bloom?
○ How long do cherry blooms last?
○ What are the different varieties of cherry trees?
○ Where are the popular cherry blossom spots? Sakura 2017
April 06: Shinjuku Gyoen
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (新宿御苑) has more than 1,500 cherry trees of more than 12 varieties which starts blooming from late March to late April and sometimes even last until early May.
April 06: Hibiya Park
April 08: Koganei Park
April 10: Inokashira Park
|Enjoying the Colors of Autumn in Japan
Autumn season is the time when the entire country becomes mesmerized with nature’s breathtaking palette of autumn colors. Trees turn from beautiful green into yellow, orange and shiny bright red.
○ When do leaves change colors?
○ What trees change color?
○ Where to view autumn leaves?
Autumn Colors 2016
December 07: Koishikawa Korakuen
November 25: Meiji-jingu Gaien Park’s Ginkgo Avenue
November 17: Shinjuku Gyoen
November 16: Hibiya Park
November 13: Revisting Showa Kinen Park
November 01: Karuizawa
October 22: Showa Kinen Park
|Beating the Summer Heat
Summer in Japan can be very hot, humid and can be suffocating but it is also the season for mountain hikes, overnight camps, beach, water parks, top festivals, yukatas, fireworks, cold teas, and shaved ice.
Water parks around Tokyo
|花火 Hanabi 2016 – Summer Fireworks Festival
Firework Festivals are held all over Japan during the summer season as it had been a fundamental part in Japanese culture. Firework displays give color to the night sky and create a lively summer season. The festive atmosphere attracts hundred of thousands of spectators coming from all over the country and visitors as well.
|Skiing and Snowboarding in Japan
Winter is the coldest season of the year and it is often characterized by freezing temperature, icy weather, and abundant snow. For ski and snowboard enthusiasts in Japan, winter is also synonymous with the ski season.
○ Travel Agencies and Event Groups in Japan
○ Ski Resorts across Japan