Japanese festivals in October 10月の祭り

Celebrate the arrival of autumn

Autumn is here! And even if the maple leaves aren't quite ready to blush, October is a month full of festivities with matsuri organized every weekend. You are bound to find something to entertain you...

Takayama Matsuri

Again, several parades see floats and mikoshi parade through the city during the Takayama festival, accompanied by puppet shows. But this one is reputed to be one of the 3 most beautiful in the country. It even takes place twice a year, in April and October.

Enjoy this incredible moment in a magical setting, in the heart of the Japanese Alps, day and night.

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Char du festival de Takayama

Takayama Festival Float


Karuizawa Momiji Festival

Maple leaves are eagerly awaited in the Tokyo area at the end of November and the trees only turn red for a few days. But an hour by shinkansen further, in Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture, autumn is celebrated as it should be for 6 weeks!

Take advantage of a day in the Japanese countryside to capture the most beautiful landscapes of Japanese autumn or kôyô, and appreciate the hot springs of the charming Karuizawa.

Les cascades de Shiraito près de Karuizawa

The Shiraito waterfalls near Karuizawa

Hiroaki Kaneko

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