Mt. Wakakusayama/ Nara

Mt. Wakakusayama, a grassy mountain is located behind Nara Park between Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga-Taisha Shrine. Visitors are allowed to hike up to the submit to have excellent views of Nara city.

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A train trip around Lake Biwa/ Shiga

The Biwako line runs along the east side of Lake Biwa and the Kosei line runs along the west side. you can make a day trip around the lake by using those lines.

snowy lanterns

Mt. Kongo/ Osaka has the mountain and snow!

Mt. Kongo is the tallest mountain in Osaka. During winter Mt. Kongo is covered in snow and beautiful scenery of juhyo (trees glazed with ice) can be seen.

sagano scenic train

The Sagano Scenic Railway/ Kyoto

The Sagano scenic train runs along the Hozugawa river to offer breathtaking landscapes. Passengers can enjoy the scenic beauty of cherry blossoms, red maple trees.

panda kuroshio train

Panda Kuroshio Smile Adventure Train/ Wakayama

The Kuroshio Express train runs as Panda Kuroshio Smile train with special Panda rapping to Wakayama, Shirahama, Nachi-falls that makes your journey memorable.

Aoi festival

Aoi Matsuri Festival/ Kyoto

Aoi Matsuri Festival is the most important annual rituals. The highlight is the parade with 500 people wearing splendid ancient costumes and traditional make-up.

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Arashiyama 「嵐山」/ Kyoto

Arashiyama is a very popular tourist site in Kyoto, nature and temples make up beautiful scenery, particularly during the cherry blossom and autumn color seasons.

Yoshinoyama 「吉野山」/ Nara

Yoshino is perhaps Japan’s most famous cherry blossom site. 30,000 wild trees spread over the dips and peaks of Mt. Yoshino in the second to third week of April.

The Path of Philosophy 「哲学の道」/ Kyoto

The Path of Philosophy is a pleasant path through the northern part of Higashiyama district. The path is most popular in early spring for the cherry blossom.

plum blossom

“Ume” Plum blossom Viewing Spots in Kanasai

Cherry blossom won’t bloom until the end of March. However, there is an equally rewarding treat for flower lovers who can’t wait : plum blossom!