The Japanese have a word for admiring the Autumn leaves…
When: Throughout October.
Momijigari from the Japanese momiji (red leaves or maple tree) and kari (hunting), is the Japanese tradition of going to visit scenic areas where leaves have turned red in the autumn.
Many Japanese people take part in this, with the cities of Nikkō and Kyoto being particularly famous destinations.
Have you been to Japan in Autumn yourself? If so, please tell us all about it! And you can share your Autumnal pics on our facebook page (from Japan or anywhere else in the World for that matter!). Or if you just want to say hi, or leave a comment for any other reason, we’d love to hear from you.
Eat Teriyaki, Yakitori Chicken or Sushi. Sekihan rice is often served on special occasions, holidays and festivals in Japan. Its red colour is considered the colour of happiness. Try our Sekihan recipe. Drink warm Sake.
To Nikkō or Kyoto in Japan (or just go for an Autumn walk at home!). Book flights and hotels with ebookers.com. You may need to search for flights and hotels separately.
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Enjoy your trip! And when you’re home we’d love you to come back and tell us all about it!
Momijigari at home