Discover the stunning colors of Japan with Japan Airlines

Did you know that some Japanese locations are different every season? Source: Shutterstock.

JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL), which was recently certified as a five-star airline by Skytrax for its quality service, award-winning in-flight seats, as well as service with a touch of Japanese hospitality, has launched its new regional advertisement campaign, “Discover Your Colour”.

From the vibrant pink of the Sakura season in Osaka, the exhilarating white slopes of Komatsu, and the spectacular violet in Sapporo’s summer, to the different shades of red leaves in Yamagata’s autumn; a colorful experience awaits.

“Through our ‘Discover Your Colour’ campaign, we highlight our connections to many local regions in Japan, providing Malaysians with more extensive travel choices throughout the country, and at the same time stimulating tourism and growth in each region,” Japan Airlines Vice President/Country Manager Kuala Lumpur Tomohiro Sakaguchi said.

Fly with JAL from Kuala Lumpur to Japan and spend some time in Tokyo before hopping onto a stress-free and unique getaway to other beautiful cities of Japan. Each location is different every season, offering visitors a one-of-a-kind experience.

Spring

Rainbow Waterfalls

Situated in Nabegataki Park in Kumamoto Prefecture, the waterfall is illuminated with stunning colors in a period during the Golden Week in early May.

With a 20 meter-wide curtain of water cascading down and a spacious area behind the falls, it becomes a beautiful photo backdrop for tourists.

It has earned its reputation as a “power spot”, where the combination of natural elements help recharge your spiritual batteries.

Cherry Blossoms

The main act of Spring in Japan, walking underneath blossoming cherry blossoms is some of the best experiences one could enjoy.

Blanketed by approximately 30,000 varieties of cherry trees, Mount Yoshino (Yoshinoyama) in Nara Prefecture has been the most famous viewing spot for cherry blossoms across centuries.

As tourists ascend the mountain, they pass by its town with various temples and shrines, while taking in the breathtaking view of cherry blossoms from different heights.

Summer

Aomori’s Nebuta Festival

Held every year from Aug 2 to 7, it is the largest summer festival in the city and prefecture featuring enormous lantern floats, coupled with large taiko drums, musicians and dancers.

Using almost an entire year to design and construct, local teams build the two dozen of floats out of painted washi paper over wireframes.

Mythical figures, gods, and historical figures come to life with the structures that stand up to nine meters wide and five meters tall.

Furano’s Lavender Fields

Symbolic scenes of summer, indulge your eyes in the beautiful purple scenes when flowers are in peak blooming period from mid-July to early August.

Right in the middle of Hokkaido, the picturesque lavender farms are also accompanied by a variety of other flowers such as rape blossoms, poppies, lilies, sunflowers, salvias, and cosmos all the way from June to September.

Autumn

Yamagata Zao Ropeway

Ascend from Mount Zao’s hot spring town of Zao Onsen and experience nature’s preparation for winter from summer.

The leaves slowly transition from the summit, grow from yellow to red and finally brick-red in breathtaking gradations.

This is truly a spectacle that you can only enjoy by taking the ropeway.

Izumo’s Castle

Take yourself to Matsue Castle, one of only a dozen original castle that survived to this day.

By day, it is a majestic castle with thick black walls, but bring yourself there during the Matsue Water Lantern Festival and the place is transformed into an event space with music and arts performances in the castle grounds.

The sightseeing moat cruise also operates at night (only during the festival), bringing visitors to immerse themselves in lights reflected in the water that create the mysterious atmosphere.

Winter

Crabs from Kushiro

The Kushiro city’s Washo Ichiba is one of three great seafood markets. The famous robata-yaki style of cooking, by roasting over a charcoal hearth was pioneered in Kushiro.

The best chance to catch the king crabs, snow crabs, and horsehair crabs in season all at once during the period of November to December, although some may have longer seasons.

Head to the Kushiro Marshlands national park to try and catch the extremely rare Japanese Cranes (Tancho).

Komatsu City

Located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Komatsu experiences mild summer but cold winters with heavy snowfall.

Expect Decembers with a temperature lower than 10°C, and if you love the chilly winters, the city is at it’s coldest during January and February.

Experience Tateyama Murodo Plain with the 500m-long snow wall, allowing to walk between the walls of snow and enjoy.

The walls are still 10 meters in height even in late June at the end of the season.

JAL not only has a wide international network but also serves the largest number of destinations within Japan.

Its extensive operations include over 800 daily domestic flights that serve 59 airports, providing travelers with a truly vibrant experience of Japan. The network covers nine regions that are Tohoku, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Chugoku, Shikoku, Chubu, Okinawa, Kansai, and Kanto.

As of March 2018, Japan Airlines has a fleet of 231 aircraft, with 11 Boeing 787-9.

For more information, visit Japan Airlines’ website.