Four Seasons

Spring

Cherry blossoms, otherwise known as Sakura, is known to be Japan`s National Flower. There are various kinds of Sakura trees in Japan, and as spring approaches the entire nation turns to a shade of pink. This seasonal spectacle is celebrated by conducting ‘Hanami’, people having picnics and drinks under Sakura, such function holds a prominent position in Japanese culture. When springtime arrives in Japan, you could not help but imagine sceneries filled with seas and seas of Cherry Blossom trees with people lively eating, drinking and enjoying the sceneries.

Where to enjoy Sakura/ Hanami?

Kenrokuen
Kenrokuen

Kenrokuen(Ishikawa, Hokuriku)

Kenrokuen is regarded as one of the three most beautiful gardens within Japan. While Kenrokuen is famous for its beauty in any season, Cherry blossom blooming during spring is extremely breathtaking that you cannot afford to miss it!
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*2-minitue walk from hotel

Recommended Accommodation

Kanazawahakuchoro Hotel Sanraku

15. Kanazawahakuchoro
Hotel Sanraku

Kanazawa, Ishikawa
This hotel is located within minutes away by foot from many historical sites such as the well-known Kenrokuen and Higashi Chaya Visit Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel and slip through time of the Taisho era.

Shinjuku Gyoen
Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen(Tokyo, Kanto)

Containing numerous varieties of Sakura that adds up to hundreds of trees, Shinjuku Gyoen is known to be one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing venues within Tokyo during early April. You can enjoy yourself peacefully within nature without leaving center Tokyo.
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*(20-minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoen)

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Premier Hotel -CABIN- Shinjuku

12. Premier Hotel
-CABIN- Shinjuku

Shinjuku, Tokyo
This hotel is located in central Shinjuku, and is within minitues away by foot from 4 main metro/railway lines and the famous Robot Restaurant and Samurai Museum.

Goryokaku Park
Goryokaku Park

Goryokaku Park(Hakodate, Hokkaido)

Goryokaku Park is a western styled fort that was built during the 19th century, based on the work of Vauban, a French architect. It was later turned into a public park, and with its star-shaped figure along with thousands of Cherry Blossom trees, Goyokaku Park attracts a tremendous amount of travelers from all over the world.
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*(15 minute by car from Goryokaku Park)

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Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate

04. Four Points by
Sheraton Hakodate

hakodate, Hokkaido
Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate is located closely to Hakodate station, which is only a minute away and the Hakodate Morning Market.

Kema Sakuranomiya Park
Kema Sakuranomiya Park

Kema Sakuranomiya Park(Osaka, Kansai)

With 4,700 Cherry Blossom trees painting the several kilometers long riversid, Kema Sakuranomiya Park is one of the hottest spot in Osaka for Cherry Blossom viewing. The endless row of Cherry Blossom trees makes the most magnicent scenery that you surely won’t forget.
*(20-minute walk from Kema Sakuranomiya Park )

Recommended Accommodation

Premier Hotel -CABIN- Osaka

16. Premier Hotel
-CABIN- Osaka

Osaka
This newly opened hotel is conveniently located, minitues away from the station and close within the shopping and restaurant district of Osaka.

Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle(Nagano, Shinshu)

Located in the prefecture of Nagano, Matsumoto Castle is one of the oldest existing castles and also recognized as one of the National treasures of Japan. Night-time Cherry Blossom viewing is extremely popular.
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*(15-minute walk from Matsumoto Castle)

Recommended Accommodation

Hotel JAL City Nagano

13. Hotel JAL City
Nagano

Nagano
This hotel is located only 7 minutes away from Nagano station by foot. Enjoy your stay with the perfect overview the Northern Alps and Zenkouji Temple, which is considered to be Japan’s National Treasure.

Summer

When summer approaches, Natsu Matsuri (summer festivals) and Hanabi (fireworks) are held all over Japan. No matter where you travel in Japan during the summer season, you will find numerous of Matsuris and hanabis conducted. Matsuris are held yearly to celebrate shrine deities. It is usually conducted by carrying Omikoshis (miniature shrines), parading through town with people performing Bon Odori (festival dance) along the way. Summer fireworks are important seasonal events among both locals and travelers who usually wear cute traditional yukata to the events. Matsuri and Hanabis are both activities that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Where to enjoy Matsuri ?

Tenjin Matsuri
Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri (Osaka, Kansai, )

Known for its long history that can be traced back all the way to the 10th century, Tenjin Matsuri is known to be one of the three Matsuris within Japan. A river procession accompanied with fireworks display will surely be an unforgettable memory! Tenjin Matsuri takes place on the 24th and 25th of July in Osaka. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!
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Recommended Accommodation

Premier Hotel -CABIN- Osaka

16. Premier Hotel
-CABIN- Osaka

Osaka
This newly opened hotel is conveniently located, minitues away from the station and close within the shopping and restaurant district of Osaka.

Hanagasa Matsuri
Hanagasa Matsuri

Hanagasa Matsuri(Yamagata, Tohoku)

Hanagasa Matsuri is known to be one of the most famous matsuris held in the Tohoku region. Thousands of dancers holding Hanagasa (ower hat), dance along with the song of “Hanagasa Ondo” and parades throughout the main streets of Yamagata. The Hanagasa matsuri is held annually from the 5th to the 7th of August in Yamagata city.

Recommended Accommodation

Hotel Castle

09. Hotel Castle

Yamagata
This city hotel is located a few minutes away by foot from Yamagata station and it is only 35 minutes away from the airport.

Where to enjoy Hanabi?

Kanmon Straits Fireworks
Kanmon Straits Fireworks

Kanmon Straits Fireworks (Mojiko, Kyusyu)

Among the many Firework events held across Japan, we especially recommend Kanmon Straits fireworks. More than 15,000 worth of fireworks are launched from the boats that move through the Kanmon Strait, and the fireworks can be seen from both shores. It takes place every August in Mojiko.

Recommended Accommodation

Premier Hotel Mojiko

18. Premier Hotel Mojiko

Mojiko, Kyushu
This hotel was designed by the famous Italian architect, Aldo Rossi. Located in the heart of Kita-Kyushu, it is just 2 minutes away from Mojiko Station.

  • Located by the Kanmon Strait, the fireworks are launched in front of Premier Hotel Mojiko. Out hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the main train station and is also close to other main tourists and sightseeing spots within the Mojiko area.

  • Premier Hotel Mojiko is one of the well-known Italian architect, Aldo Rossi’ creation. This hotel offers several different types of rooms each with its own unique design. Enjoy an elegant stay within our suite rooms equipped with a distinctive round window and high-rise ceiling.

Autumn

While Cherry Blossom viewing is regarded to be the major event conducted during spring, Autumn viewing within the cities and mountains is regarded to be the major activity conducted during Autumn season. An increase in trend can be seen as numbers of domestic and international travelers collecting information and travelers visiting the popular Red leaves viewing spots arise.

Where to enjoy Autumn viewing?

Rikugien
Rikugien

Rikugien(Tokyo, Kanto)

Located in central Tokyo, Rikugien is one of nicest Japanese styled gardens in Tokyo. Rikugien is perfect for travelers who have a tight travelling schedule but are eager to do Autumn viewing.
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*30 minutes by train from Shinjuku station

Recommended Accommodation

Premier Hotel -CABIN- Shinjuku

12. Premier Hotel
-CABIN- Shinjuku

Shinjuku, Tokyo
This hotel is located in central Shinjuku, and is within minitues away by foot from 4 main metro/railway lines and the famous Robot Restaurant and Samurai Museum.

Nasu
Nasu

Nasu(Tochigi, Tohoku)

The mountains of Nasu during autumn will give you an unforgettable experience unlike others. Ride the gondola lifts in Nasu Ropeway and immerse yourselves into a scenery filled Autumn leaves.
*75 minutes by train from Shinjuku station

Recommended Accommodation

Nasuonsen Sanraku

10. Nasuonsen Sanraku

Nasu, Tochigi
Nasu Onsen Sanraku is a very historical place, a ryokan established more than 90 years ago and was once visited by the Showa Emperor of Japan.

Nikko
Nikko

Nikko(Tochigi, Tohoku)

While famous for its historical sites and hot spring spots, Nikko, especially Okunikko, is also the right place to enjoy red leaves in autumn. Due to the easy access from surrounding regions, Nikko always attracts large crowds during the Autumn viewing season.

Recommended Accommodation

Kinugawaonsen Sanraku

11. Kinugawaonsen
Sanraku

Nikko, Tochigi
All rooms in this ryokan are extremely spacious with a spectacular view of Kinugawa`s unique beautiful nature.

Onuma
Onuma

Onuma(Hokkaido)

Located closely to Hakodate, Onuma Park is famous for its picturesque scenery and beautiful nature. The park begins to turn into autumn colors from October every year, and can be easily visited during a day trip from Hakodate. The rapid train between Sapporo to Hakodate also stops by the park.
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Recommended Accommodation

Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate

04. Four Points by
Sheraton Hakodate

hakodate, Hokkaido
Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate is located closely to Hakodate station, which is only a minute away and the Hakodate Morning Market.

Winter

Although the main big cities, Tokyo and Osaka receive little amount of snow, some places in Japan offer amazing snow experiences for snow seekers. While Hokkaido is widely known for its cold weather and large amount of snow, many other areas such as Yamagata, Nagano and Tochigi also offers easy access to a wide range of activities, such as snow hot spring, snowboarding and skiing.

Where to enjoy a winter vacation?

Niseko
Niseko

Niseko(Hokkaido)

For winter sports lovers, Niseko is known to be one of the most popular destinations in Hokkaido. Niseko attracts thousands of foreign travelers every year due to its large amount of snow famous for its quality of “snow powder”, producing an adventurous ski resort, with a spectacular view of Mt. Yotei.
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Distance from Sapporo Station : around 2 hour and 30 minute by JR train or bus

Where to enjoy events in Hokkaido?

  • Sapporo's Yuki Matsuri

    Sapporo's Yuki Matsuri(Sapporo)

    Sapporo’s Yuki Matsuri is regarded to be Japan’s most popular winter event conducted in February. You can enjoy and see dozens of large gigantic snow sculptures. There are three venues where this festival is conducted, the Odori Site, the Susukino Site and the Tsu Dome Site that can be easily accessed as all are close to city center.

  • Otaru Snow Light Path Festiva

    Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (Otaru)

    Otaru Snow Light Path Festival is yearly held for 10 days in February. During this period, the city is decorated and filled with lights, glittering lanterns and illuminated snow lanterns, transforming the city into a very romantic place. Beside the Otaru canal, a row of snow statues with candles inside is aligned, lighting the path making you feel you’re into a world of fantasy.
    Distance from Sapporo Station : around 35 minute by JR train

Recommended Accommodation

  • Premier Hotel -TSUBAKI- Sapporo

    01. Premier Hotel
    -TSUBAKI- Sapporo

    Sapporo, Hokkaido
    Holding the largest rooms that you can find in Sapporo, you can enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay at this luxurious hotel.

  • Premier Hotel Nakajima Park Sapporo

    02. Premier Hotel
    Nakajima Park Sapporo

    Sapporo, Hokkaido
    This hotel is not only located right next to the tranquil Nakajima Park but also close to the lively city center, making it the best location for both business and leisure.

Zao Onsen Area
Zao Onsen Area

Zao Onsen Area(Yamagata, Tohoku)

Located in the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture, Zao Onsen is not only famous for its hot springs and skiing spots but also to see the amazing “snow monsters”. The heavy snow falls onto the trees, and are then shaped by chilling wind, forming the spectacular snow monsters. The snows monsters attract large amounts of snow lovers around mid-February.
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Distance from Hotel Castle Yamagata : 40 minutes by car

Recommended Accommodation

Hotel Castle

09. Hotel Castle

Yamagata
This city hotel is located a few minutes away by foot from Yamagata station and it is only 35 minutes away from the airport.