Autumn

Autumn

In autumn the climate is mild and comfortable, and then it is also the harvest season of fruits, rice, mushrooms and etc. You can enjoy fruits picking, like grape, apple, peach, and Japanese pear and so on. Also Japanese alcohol “Sake” is made from rice, and Saijyo in Higashi-hiroshima city is famous for tasty Sake. Saijyo Sake Festival is held in October every year, and many tourists visit and enjoy drinking a lot. In autumn, the mountains are colored with colored leaves to red and yellow, so the several famous places of colored leaves in Hiroshima prefecture would show you the autumnal beautiful sceneries. And then, autumn is the season of “Matsuri”. Matsuri means festival in Japanese, but it is not only festival. To Japanese, Matsuri is held on the purpose of praying their safe and health, and saying thanks for good harvest to Shinto gods. There are many Matsuri which are held all over Hiroshima prefecture, and especially Onomichi Betcha Matsuri is unique and famous. Three Oni(Devil) stuck people with sticks, and it is said that it is lucky and people stuck will be safe and healthy for a year. Autumn is the marvelous season to enjoy the colored nature, abundant crops and Japanese traditional culture.

Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves

The time of year when the mountains are crowned with leaves in resplendent hues of red and yellow is the very picture of autumnal beauty in Japan. The best spot for viewing autumn leaves in all of Hiroshima Prefecture would have to be Miyajima, part of what was once Aki Province (aki also means autumn in Japanese). The multicolored splendor o...

Onomichi Betcha Festival
Onomichi Betcha Festival

The Onomichi Betcha Festival is a very unusual festival even for Japan, and it has hence been designated as an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Onomichi. Held each year over a three-day period from November 1st through 3rd, this festival features a procession with omikoshi (portable shrines) that are carried through the town to pray for th...

Sake Festival
Sake Festival

Higashihiroshima City's Saijo district is famous throughout Japan as a leading sake brewing town, and it is also counted as one of the three great sake brewing districts of Japan. The area around JR Saijo Station is lined with many old and well-established breweries. The Sake Festival is held here each October, when visitors are free to walk a...

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