Events:

fall foliage forecast for 2017

Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/expectation.html

when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/

https://weathernews.jp/s/koyo/

https://koyo.walkerplus.com/

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/leaf/

http://www.rurubu.com/season/autumn/koyo/


Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/weather/koyo/


seasonal flowers:




Saturday, February 11, 2012

soft rime and snow festivals

Mount Zao stretches between Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures.
Now is the perfect time to see the soft rime in Zao.
Snowmobile tours from Miyagi Prefecture to soft rime fields are offered.

The Yamagata Zao hot spring ski resort



















The Yamagata Zao hot spring ski resort is located in Yamagata Prefecture and is famous for being able to see soft rime on the ski slopes.




Soft rime is illuminated for about 50 days
 out of the period between December 30 and February 29.

Zao Soft Rime Festival(蔵王樹氷まつり) was held at the Yamagata Zao hot spring ski resort in Yamagata Prefecture from February 3rd to 9th.
Soft rime is being illuminated from January 21st to February 29th.



 poster for 2012 Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

The 33rd Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival(弘前城雪燈籠まつり) is being held in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture from February 9th to 12th.



Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

Lanterns are made of snow.



Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival in 2009






Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival in 2009



Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival in 2009


















three photos by 青い森の写真館



 Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival




















The 35th Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival(上杉雪灯篭まつり) is being held in Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture on February 11th and 12th.




 Lake Towada Winter Story

A snow festival named The Lake Towada Winter Story(十和田湖冬物語) is being held in Aomori Prefecture from February 3rd to 26th.



 Lake Towada Winter Story







 Lake Towada Winter Story









 Lake Towada Winter Story














 The Lake Towada Winter Story in 2009



















 The Lake Towada Winter Story in 2009

  

















 The Lake Towada Winter Story in 2010



















three photos  by 青い森の写真館

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