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Autumn in Japan (September to November)

The tradition of momijigari has been popular since the Heian period (794-1195) and it has had a profound influence on Japanese culture. For Buddhists, it’s a moment that is important both spiritually and symbolically as it reminds us that life is ephemeral. The maple leaf symbolizes a fall in Japanese culture and its use is widespread. Momigari features heavily In eighth-century Manyoshu poetry as well as the classical Heian Period novel ‘The

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Events in Japan during September

1. Kinchakuda Higanbana Field The symbol of early autumn, Higanbana flower (red spider lily)’s biggest field in Japan is located in Saitama Prefecture, which is only 1 hour away from Tokyo. 5 million burning hot flowers spark from mid-September. Date: mid-end September 2. Ultra Japan The biggest EDM festival, ULTRA JAPAN 2019 is back in Tokyo. Don’t miss the party with

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Seasons in Japan

As Japan is a long collection of islands stretching out over thousands of kilometers, the climate varies considerably from the northern island of Hokkaido (summer mild and short; winters long with heavy snowfall) to the southern subtropical island of Okinawa. Even in Japan’s mainland, there are appreciable differences in climate and weather between the western Japan Sea coast, which gets

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