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Come winter, Japan becomes a sparkling wonderland of unforgettable sights and experiences. Set against the snow, Kyoto's Golden Pavilion Temple and kimono-clad geisha look even more exquisite, whilst traditional colourful festivals are dedicated to the white stuff. Snow boarders go crazy for the powder, cities are illuminated with extravagant LED displays and the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace are opened to the public for just two days per annum.
This lesser-known Japanese season of natural beauty lasts nearly three months, from mid-September to mid-December, as the koyo front sweeps across the country - from the cooler north heading southwards. Mountain-sides turn vermilion and temple garden elegance is enhanced by fiery autumnal tints. Here are InsideJapan Tours' recommended locations to enjoy this extremely photogenic time of year.
InsideJapan Tours can arrange a plethora of cultural experiences across the country, which can be woven into any self-guided or fully tailored trip. Here are a few examples of Tokyo experiences, offered to give travellers a unique perspective on Tokyo.
Summertime in Japan means festival season, from local cultural events to large music festivals of international acclaim. Fuji Rock, set in the foothills of Mt Naeba (30 July - 1 August), and Summer Sonic, which takes place in Tokyo and Osaka (7-8 August), are two of the best music events and can be experienced to the full through expertly-designed packages from InsideJapan Tours – including the option to take in both during one trip.
There is always something 'new' in Japan...not necessarily new in Japan, but 'new' to us in the west. This country is full of surprises and 2014 is no different.
ollowing the success of the fourth HyperJapan event at the end of July, and the cultural event's ever-strengthening relationship with InsideJapan Tours , the tailor-made Japan travel specialist has launched two experience-packed HyperJapan tours.
Crowned by the gems of Tokyo, Japan offers some of the best food experiences in the world. For the second year running, Tokyo has taken the Michelin Guide by storm and is officially the world's culinary capital with more stars than any other city. But it's not all about official accreditation - Japan has an amazing array of eateries from the biggest of cities to the smallest of villages, and some like to do things a bit differently.
Feast your eyes on Japan's little-known visual arts scene and the natural aesthetic delights of her islands and mountains with the unique Setouchi Triennale Arts Festival and two new itineraries from InsideJapan Tours - the self-guided Japan Arts Trail and the escorted Historic Mountains Trail.
Bright lights in big cities; courteous people and clean streets; bullet trains and cable cars; animation and wild animals; futons on tatami flooring and Japanese kimono; make-your-own pancakes and all-you-can-eat ice cream parlours; fireworks and festivals; Geisha and gizmos; awesome architecture and mammoth department stores; mountains, jungle and tropical beaches, and a whole load more. Japan is a fascinating destination for any family. There are activities to suit all ages and, contrary to common belief, the experience doesn't have to be expensive.