Learn About Japan's Seasons Through the Famous "Three Great Views"!

The "three great views" are historic landscapes that were decided by the Confucian scholar, Hayashi Shunsai, who traveled on foot across the country in the early Edo period. It is said that the three great views are the best choice if you want to admire the four seasons of Japan.


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Matsushima (Miyagi Prefecture Matsushima village)

Matsushima is a superb view and is called "Matsushima ya ah Matsushima ya Matsushima ya " by Matsuo Bashou.
The 260 things to look at from the observation area on the north, south, east and west sides will show the beauty that cannot be described with words.

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Matsushima (Spring)

Matsushima (Summer)


Matsushima (autumn)

Matsushima (winter)


Amanohashidate (Kyoto Prefecture, Miyazu city)

The appearance of Amanohashidate is like a bridge dancing in the sky, and it was previously handed down that there was a ladder connecting the terrestrial and celestial worlds which became the Amanohashidate. You can see the pine forest that resembles heaven from the Mata-Nozoki and try to experience this beautiful landscape wonder that nature has created.

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Amanohashidate (Spring)

Amanohashidate (Summer)

Amanohashidate (autumn) 


Amanohashidate (winter)


Miyajima (Hiroshima Hatsukaichi)

The whole island of Miyajima is a sanctuary and continues to be worshiped as an Island of God.
The Heike Faith particularly during the Heian period led to the building of the Itsukushima Shrine.
Miyajima and the Itsukushima Shrine will make visitors feel a cleansed heart with its beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea.

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Miyajima (Spring)

Miyajima (Summer)

Miyajima (autumn)

Miyajima (winter)


The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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