Autumn sees Japan explode into a vast array of reds, oranges and golds as the cooler weather prepares the foliage for the oncoming winter. Don't miss the opportunity to see the seasons change right infront of your eyes. 
The above image is of Mitake Shosenkyo Gorge, Yamanashi Prefecture, part of the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park. A hiking path follows the Arakawa River from Nagatoro Bridge to Sengataki Waterfall, offering amazing scenery of the local landscape and the beautiful autumn leaves.  
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It's getting cooler in Japan, which brings a perfect time to travel. November is often overlooked, but can be an absolutely breathtaking opportunity to explore Japan without the extremes of summer or winter. 

Take a look below to see what new and exciting things you can incorporate into your next trip to Japan!

To stay on top of weather warnings and other major notifications, please download apps such as the Japan Official Travel App for alerts on natural disasters. This app also allows you to find your nearest free wi-fi spot and foreign card-friendly ATM and offers many more features when travelling in Japan. 

Kawaii Desserts and Dishes in Japan

For the lovers of all things cute, take a look at this article to see where you can find 7 of the cutest desserts and dishes across Japan!

New JNTO Digital Brochure

100 Experiences in Japan: Featuring 100 different hands-on activities within seven categories: Tradition, Outdoors, Cuisine, Cities, Nature, Art and Relaxation. These experiences include powerful stories about each region’s history and culture, interactions with local residents and outdoor activities to enjoy year round.
Christmas at Tokyo Disney Resort

Experience a Christmas unlike any other at Tokyo Disney Resort, which hosts a variety of special events, entertainment and activities from 8th November until Christmas Day, across all Disney Resort properties!

NYE Coundown Party @ USJ

The Universal Studios Countdown Party 2020 special event will run from 7pm, Tuesday, 31 Dec until 2am Wednesday, 1 Jan 2020. Get there for a night of unforgettable fun!
7 Art Museums You Might Not Know

Here are 7 unique art museums found across Japan that showcase very different aspects of Japan. Ranging from ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) to kimono displays, this is one for the culture or history buffs. 

Cycle and Row by the Maruyama River

Visitors to Kinosaki Onsen can easily bike along the Maruyama River and reach various locations, including Kehi Beach and Marine World. Use the opportunity to see rice paddies which rely on the river for irrigation. 
Win a trip to Furano!

Win a trip to central Hokkaido to explore a region best known for it's rugged landscapes, fascinating culture and peaceful atmostphere. 
The competition campaign runs until 22 November. 

Kameido Tenjin Shrine Chrysanthemum Festival

If you find yourself in Tokyo during November, why not stop by a local Chrysanthemum Festival? Kameido Tenjin Shrine is located in Eastern Tokyo and is also a popular place to view Tokyo Skytree. 

Lake Biwa Cycling Experience

A full circuit takes around 2-3 days to travel the 200km, however there are many stations and facilities offerring rentals so you can take however long (or short) you like to see the many historical sites and famous spots along the journey. 

Deals and Campaigns

Tokaido Shinkansen Bullet Train Discount Ticket

Here's some discount bullet train tickets you can consider using if you're travelling without the JR Pass.

Tohoku Highway Bus Ticket

Travelling the Tohoku area? Here's a highway bus ticket that provides unlimited travel on selected highway and local buses across all 6 prefectures. 

Festivals and Events

Japanese Film Festival Australia 2019
Ongoing in various cities
The 23rd annual Japanese Film Festival (JFF) has arrived in Australia! In 2019, the festival will grace the screens of 15 cities down under, with an eclectic lineup of 45 films! Take a look at what's coming to your area!

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