Autumn spreads its fiery colours through the sky, but only in Japan can you view nature's magnificence in the presence of ancient temples and shrines, historic forest pathways, futuristic architecture and the imposing Mt. Fuji. Don't miss the season and the visual delights that it offers, in this beautiful country!
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Japan’s Winter Cuisine
Japan's winter cuisine consists of a fascinating array of dishes that warm your soul. Celebrate this beautiful season with hot, mouth-watering nabe, miso soup, crab, oysters and even fugu. Make sure you savour Japan's winter gourmet and take home delicious memories.
If you're visiting Japan, don’t miss the authentic cultural experience of staying at a ryokan. Deeply serene and relaxing, it also gives you an insight into Japanese tradition and its simple way of life, with the luxuries of a soothing onsen and delicious kaiseki meals.
Skiing in Japan
Japan’s claim to skiing fame probably lies in its soft, powder snow, but that’s not all. Its luxurious onsens, delightful après-ski activities, well-groomed runs, consistent snowfall and its well-maintained ski resorts are all part of Japan’s bouquet of winter offerings.
Kamakura, The Historic Temple Town
An hour's train ride away from Tokyo, lies Kamakura, an ancient city that compares with Kyoto and Nara in its historic and cultural treasures. A town filled with temples and shrines, it is also blessed with a coastline and beautiful beaches with myriad summer attractions.
Around Mount Fuji
Mt. Fuji is iconic to Japan, rising majestically in the background with its snow-capped peak. Venture beyond Tokyo and discover impressive landscapes that offer stunning views of this volcano, and hike up its lofty slopes for an adrenaline-infused adventure! Discover Mt. Fuji in all its glory.
Japan’s Cherry Blossoms: An Unforgettable Trip
Cherry blossoms are iconic to Japan. Capture their beauty in paintings, in poems and in the philosophy of life – or visit the country and view them in their sheer, delicate beauty. From viewing the blooms to hanami parties, it will be a truly unforgettable experience.
Visit Nagano, Nature’s Gift to Japan
Nagano, perched in the central part of Honshu, is called the "Roof of Japan" for its encircling lofty mountains, including the iconic Mt. Fuji. It's the perfect destination for all seasons, with its flower-filled summer, colourful autumn, and solemn white winter.
A visit to the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama is both enthralling and rewarding. These rustic villages offer an insight into Japan’s yesteryears. They introduce you to some unique architectural designs. Nothing compares to the sheer beauty of these villages at every turn of the season.
Japan presents an enchanting world of desserts that's fascinating in its originality, and very different from our conventional, western notions of the same. With distinctive, sometimes quirky ingredients, unique textures, and atypical flavours, these desserts urge you to take a bite, and be pleasantly surprised.