Nature

Four Seasons

Japan is a place with a distinct four seasons. In the spring vivid, almost neon green leaves start to pop out of the trees. You can also enjoy a picnic under pink and white cherry blossoms.

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If you come to Kimotsuki in the summer, you will notice how green this place is. Whether it be the trees on the mountain sides, bamboo groves, rice fields, or even moss growing on rocks, everywhere you look is green.

In the fall, the rice fields are golden, and the gingko trees turn bright yellow and the maples turn orange and red.

Kimotsuki is in the south, so it doesn’t get very cold relative to other places in Japan, but you can drive a couple hours north to the Kirishima Mountains, to see more outstanding fall colors in autumn and snowy peaks in winter.

A rare snow covered view of Kimotsuki Town from Maruoka Park.

A rare snow covered view of Kimotsuki Town from Maruoka Park.