With Japanese art and culture intimately connected to the seasons, autumn is arguably one of the most inspiring and picturesque times to visit the island country lying off the east coast of Asia. While the season’s foliage creates natural landscapes exploding with deep red and auburn hues, the culinary scene also bursts with autumnal flavors, whether it’s the abundant agricultural produce, seafood and forest foods that are freshly harvested or at their best during these specific months.
Here are a number of destinations and attractions the Japan National Tourism Organization have highlighted, which make autumn the best time to visit.
Shiga prefecture's Miho museum
Osaka's Culinary Delights
Saga prefecture porcelain and pottery
Fukui prefecture Echizen Ono Castle