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“Karatsu Kunchi” is a major autumn festival, held November 2nd through 4th every year at Karatsu Shrine. The festival celebrates harvests.“Karatsu Kunchi” has been designated as an Important Intangible Folk Culture Asset of Japan, and in 2016 it was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage as well.
KAME-KICHI is a long-standing watch shop that boasts an inventory of over 3,000 watches. This article will introduce 5 of KAME-KICHI’s recommended watches!
Kagoshima – Ohara MatsuriRead Later
Kagoshima’s Ohara Matsuri is a lively, vibrant festival during which over 20,000 dancers parade through the city to the beat of songs like “Ohara-bushi,” a local folk song.
Saitama – Kawagoe MatsuriRead Later
The official name of Kawagoe Matsuri is “Kawagoe Hikawa Matsuri,” and it has a long history of over 360 years. It is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the festival, spectacular floats that carry elaborate dolls parade through the streets. The daytime is a great chance to see the ornate detailing on each float up close. At night, enjoy the fantastical atmosphere while watching the floats illuminated with colorful lights.
A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Aomori: Mirror-Like Ketoba Lake with Enchanting Forests of Beeches ♪Read Later
Western Shirakami-Sanchi boasts a fall foliage viewing spot, Ketoba Lake, which is reputed to be a “wonderland on earth”. As its name implies, the lake resembles a cockscomb (“keto” in Japanese). With dense forests of beeches mirrored in the pellucid lake, the scenery is absolutely fantastic.
A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Hokkaido: Breathtakingly Beautiful Kosetsu-en, a Garden Constructed by a Magnate by the Name of Iwafune in the Meiji PeriodRead Later
In Hokkaido’s Hakodate, there is a park called “Miharashi Park”, which covers an area of 460,000 m2 and features a Japanese-style garden called “Kosetsu-en”. In the garden, about 150 varieties of trees, the flowers and the quaint buildings provide the perfect foil for each other. What’s more, the fall foliage is too beautiful for words.
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is a state-of-the-art entertainment facility where sounds, lights, and projections become one with reality. This fall, it is holding the new event “AQUA POP HALLOWEEN Directed BY NAKED”! Come enjoy this “cutting-edge Halloween” where the world of the ocean meets colorful sensory art!
A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Hokkaido: Fukuhara under Clear Blue Sky, a Private Garden Open to the Public Only in the Season for Viewing Fall FoliageRead Later
In Hokkaido’s Tokachi, there is one scenic maple viewing spot that is known to a few people, which covers a large area of about 85,000 m2 and where more than 5000 maple trees are planted. It is Fukuhara Mountain Villa, which is affectionately nicknamed the “beautiful fall colors of Tokachi in Hokkaido” by the locals.