Wow. Awesome pictures! Your photos are always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm seriously going to think of taking a trip to Sado Island now :-)
Thanks, William512, from another fan of your photos! These were terrific--I especially loved all the art.
Thank you for the kind words. It's not my photographic skill but the true beauty of Japan that's captivating.Edited: 8:24 pm, September 26, 2012
Ah, I remember that Sake museum at Echigo-Yuwaza
Hi william512, Thank you for sharing with us your beautiful photo and we are thinking of going there next may. Did Niigata have many flowers park worth going as I really like Japan because of the flowers season. Thank you!
Hi pay K
From mid April to early May you can go for some beautiful tulip fields in Niigata.
niigata-kankou.or.jp/niigata-city/…1326.html (Furusato Mura)
Some more suggestions can be found in the following:
If you are not confined to Niigata Prefecture, May is a very good time for wisteria in Ashikaga which is in Tochigi Prefecture.
BTW, did you manage to see cherry blossom this spring in the Kansai region!?
Wow! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics! I just realise how little of Japan I've actually seen. :) I shall have to plan for NIigata some time in the future. ;)
Thank you for all the links and looking forward to start planning for may.Wisteria in Ashikaga always on my mind but find it a bit to far just to go one places but with Niigata in mind we can include Ashikaga.
Yes We did enjoy the cherry blossom in april and following your link we went to nabana-no sato and all that tulips was truly open eyes. Thank you!
Leaving for matsumoto, takayama and kanazawa and others side trip in two weeks times, hopefully the autumn leaves will be waiting for us.
Wow, pak K, going to Japan in 2 weeks time after an April trip AND already planning a May trip next year! How I envy you not having have to suffer from jet-lag which we just manage to get over returning from our Sept trip.
Hope you won’t mind me being nosy but we learn that this year the weather is warmer than average and that the autumn foliage season may start a bit later than usual, so do take note. Hopefully you have included Kamikochi and the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route both of which koyo are likely to appear during your time of visit. If you are in Kanazawa and Toyama area during late Oct to early Nov, consider doing a side trip to Kurobe Gorge which is a very popular koyo site in Japan.
We are lucky as the journey took us only seven hours and I often wonder how you do it with so many trip all the way from canada.
We are going to Kamikochi for a day trip. and will look into how we can do the tateyama-kurobe alpine route as I often associate tateyama with snow and not koyo.
William512, Thank you very much for the infor.