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Shiga Kogen Autumn

The Colors of Japan Alps during Autumn season

One of the best time in Japan is definitely Autumn season, with a mild weather, local festivals and amazing natural colors.

Today we introduce Japan Alps area, in particular Takayama city as top destination for this season. The main reason is not only for the red leaf that surrounding the area but also the local festival which is on October 9 and 10, the main streets set many floats (yatai), display from morning until evening.

During the day there are two steps of the festival:

The Mikoshi procession, which a parade that you can see a portable shrine carried from local people around the town.

The last step is the evening ceremony, which the festival floats are pulled though the old town area of the city.

Takayama is also well connect to Matsumoto (Nagano), Kanazawa, Nagoya. Kamikochi and Shirakawago all top Japan Alps destination by using Nohi bus or car if you may rent.

How to go from Tokyo?

Via Nagoya

Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagoya and transfer to the JR Hida limited express train to Takayama.

  • Time : 4 hours and 30 minutes
  • Ticket Information : Fully covered by JR Rail Pass

Next destination?

Our friendly ryokan in Takayama

Our friendly Minshuku in Takayama