fall foliage forecast for 2017
Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)
when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):
Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):
Christmas lights :
https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/illumi/rank.html (Japanese version only)
http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/ (Japanese version only)
snow and ice festivals (Japanese version only)
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Many people engage in festive activities on Christmas Eve, but many middle-aged and older people sit about on the day.
At this time every year, The Christmas lights are beautiful. Even in my town, I saw more illuminated houses. I used to enjoy these illuminations while dog-walking. I often saw some women with their dogs around 11 o'clock at night in my town.
The illuminations were reduced around 10 o'clock at night and after Christmas Day in my town. I always went for a night or midnight walk with my dog on weekdays, so I was disappointed at darkened houses. I got excited when I saw flickers of light on a small Christmas tree by the window at midnight.
The tree in a garden was illuminated with lights from the end of December to February. It was a comfort to watch these lights at the coldest time of the year.
Many Japanese-style confection stores sell confections for Christmas.
It will be a snowy Christmas in many areas.