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Harmony with Nature, Japan = Adobe Stock

Harmony with Nature, Japan = Adobe Stock

Harmony with Nature! Life in the changing seasons of Japan

There are four rich seasons in Japan. Japanese agriculture follows the changes in the four seasons accordingly and when rice grows in abundance the Japanese hold festivals to thank god. In this cycle of four seasons, various unique cultures have developed. I would like to introduce to you the lifestyle and culture of the Japanese people and their relationship with the nature in Japan.

Living with grace from rich seasons

Maple leaves in Japan

Life and Culture

2020/5/12

Seasons of Japan! Culture nurtured in the change of the four seasons

There is a clear seasonal change in Japan. Summer is very hot, but the heat does not last forever. The temperature gradually falls and the leaves on the trees turn red and yellow. Eventually, a tough winter will follow. People withstand the cold and wait for warm spring to come. This seasonal change has had a big impact on the lives and culture of the Japanese people. Each situation varies depending on the area. On this page, I will discuss the four seasons and living in Japan. Table of ContentsAbout seasonal change in JapanShogatsu in WinterHanami in SpringObon in SummerMomijigari in AutumnChristmas in Winter About seasonal change in Japan Mt Fuji with snow in winter at lake Kawaguchiko Japan -Shutterstock In winter, there is less traffic at tourist spots, giving individuals who brave the cold a personal encounter of the famous areas of Japan. In Japan, January (following the New Year's vacation) marks a time to hit the ski slopes. February marks the beginning of the season in Japan. Above ground, on the northern and central islands of Japan, Feb is the coldest month of Japan. March is a great time to visit Japan thanks to heating temperatures and the beginning of the anticipated cherry blossom season. By March, areas of Japan will start to see the blooming of cherry blossoms which bring hanami celebrations. This is a very festive and cheerful time to be in Japan and a terrific way to experience one of that the country's most social traditions. April's rising temperatures will ...

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How to enjoy Japanese Winter

Life and Culture

2020/5/12

How to enjoy Japanese Winter! Ski Resort, Festivals, Drift Ice etc.

If you are traveling in Japan during the winter, what type of trip is best? If you have never experienced a cold winter, I would recommend Hokkaido first. Next, I recommend the Tohoku region and some Chubu regions. On the other hand, in urban areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, you will be able to enjoy sightseeing trips as well as other seasons without hinderance from snow. On this page, I will introduce the tourist spots I especially recommend in winter. Table of ContentsEnjoy Japan in December, January, FebruarySnowy mountains: Experience skiing and snowboardingLarge cities in Hokkaido and Tohoku : Enjoy snow festivals and more!Traditional Japanese snow scenery: Shirakawago etc. Drift Ice in cold sea: Abashiri, Shiretoko etc.Experience Onsen (Hot Spring) in the world of snowExperience the winter life in Japan Enjoy Japan in December, January, February I gathered articles for each month on Japanese winter. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in winter, I also wrote articles on this subject. From here on, I will introduce the tourist spots I can recommend when traveling Japan in winter. I added a lot of videos and images on this page for you to enjoy the winter atmosphere in Japan.   Snowy mountains: Experience skiing and snowboarding http://japan77.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Diamond-dust.mp4   http://japan77.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Hakuba-47-Park-filmed-from-top-chair-lift.-Happo-Nagano-Japan.m4v   trees covered with hoar frost, Zao, Yamagata Prefecture Nishiho Sanso around the dawn of winter, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan ...

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A Japanese woman wearing kimono looking cherry blossoms = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2020/5/12

How to enjoy Japanese Spring! cherry blossoms, Nemophila etc.

If you are traveling Japan in spring (March, April, May), what can you enjoy? On this page, I would like to introduce what kind of things are popular in the spring for travelling in Japan. In spring, you can watch a lot of flowers such as cherry blossoms in Japan. The Japanese archipelago is very long from north to south, so the times when flowers bloom are quite different around the country. I recommend that you check flower forecasts to find out where the flowers are blooming when you travel. Table of ContentsRecommended for traveling in Japan in March, April, and May"HANAMI"  Enjoy watching cherry blossomsOther flowers such as Shiba cherry treeSnowy scenery to enjoy in spring Recommended for traveling in Japan in March, April, and May I gathered articles for each month on Japanese spring. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in spring, I also wrote articles that discuss these topics, so feel free to use these to your advantage.   On this page, I would like to specifically tell you what you can enjoy when you come to Japan in spring. "HANAMI"  Enjoy watching cherry blossoms Cherry blossom petals falling down on the streaming water. Hirosaki Castle, Japan = Shutterstock Tokyo Crowd enjoying Cherry blossoms festival in Ueno Park = Shutterstock For the trip to Japan in the spring, I would like to recommend ...

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Life and Culture

2020/5/13

How to enjoy Japanese Summer! Festivals, Fireworks, Beaches, Hokkaido etc.

Summer in Japan is very hot. However, there are still traditional summer festivals and large fireworks festivals in Japan. If you go further north to Hokkaido or to the mountains of Honshu, you will be greeted with wonderful meadows full of flowers. Surprisingly beautiful beaches are also attractive areas to visit in this season. On this page, I will explain how you can enjoy the summer in Japan. Table of ContentsRecommended for traveling in Japan in June, July, AugustEnjoy the summer festivals in JapanRelaxing in Hokkaido or Honshu PlateauSpend time at the beautiful beaches of OkinawaThings to watch out for when visiting Japan in the summer Recommended for traveling in Japan in June, July, August I gathered articles for each month of the Japanese summer. If you want to know more details, please use the slider below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the people of Japan are wearing in summer, I also wrote articles on this topic for your enjoyment.   From here on, I will introduce the tourist spots I can recommend when traveling Japan in summer. I added many photos and videos on this page to give you an idea of the summer atmosphere of Japan. Enjoy the summer festivals in Japan This video shows the fireworks festival held in Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture every August. There are many festivals in Japan during the summer. In these festivals, some people will wear traditional kimono. You can see performances or events that ...

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Life and Culture

2019/7/26

How to enjoy Japanese Autumn! It is the best season for traveling!

If you are going to travel Japan in the fall, what kind of trip is the most fun? In Japan, autumn is the most comfortable season in line with spring. The mountains of the Japanese archipelago are dyed red or yellow depending on autumn colors. Agricultural crops are harvested in autumn and delicious meals can be enjoyed. On this page, I would like to introduce recommended places if you are traveling in Japan. Table of ContentsRecommended for traveling in Japan in September, October, NovemberTraditional cities such as Kyoto and Nara are beautifulIt is also recommended to go to see the autumn leaves of the mountains Recommended for traveling in Japan in September, October, November I gathered articles for each month on Japanese autumn. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in autumn, I also wrote articles that introduced it, so visit the page if you do not mind.   Traditional cities such as Kyoto and Nara are beautiful If you are considering traveling in Japan in the fall, I recommend you go to a traditional city like Kyoto or Nara first. There are many temples and shrines in such a town. Many of these sights are more beautiful in autumn in autumn. You will be able to refresh while you are walking around the temple and the shrine. It is around the second half of November that ...

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When do you plan to travel to Japan?

In Japan, the atmosphere changes greatly depending on the season. Therefore, I recommend that you look into the climate of the season you want to travel.

Here, I intend to introduce every month and how it relates to the four seasons of Japan. Please select the season in which you are interested from the above image to visit the page.

 

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I appreciate you reading to the end.

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Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

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