Itinerary Ideas If you’re at a loss of where to start your sightseeing in Japan, take a look at our itinerary ideas. We think you’ll find some great things to do. Cherry Blossoms From the middle of March to mid-April every year is the short but beautiful cherry blossom season. Autumn Colors From the end of October to the end of November maples turn billiant shades of red, and rival spring's cherry blossoms in beauty. Events There are traditional festivals (matsuri) and fairs throughout the year in Japan, including such famous events as the Gion Matsuri and the Jidai Matsuri.